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TEXT. 29 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might

know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts. 23 Peace be to the brethren, and love, with faith, from God the

Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

PARAPHRASE. matters stand with me, and how I do, and give you a 22 particular account how all things stand here. I have

sent him, on purpose, to you, that you might know the

state of our affairs, and that he might comfort your 23 hearts. Peace be to the brethren, and love, with faith,

from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 94 Grace be with all those that love our Lord Jesus Christ with sincerity:

NOTE. 24 = 'Ex eplapola, “ in sincerity," so our translation; the greek word sig. nifies, “ in incorruption." St. Paul closes all his epistles, with this benediction, grace be with you;" but this here is so peculiar a way of expressing himself, that it may give us some reason to inquire what thoughts suggested it. It has been remarked, more than once, that the main business of his epistle is that, which fills his mind, and guides his pen, in his whole discourse. In this to the ephesians he sets forth the gospel, as a dispensation so much, in every thing, superiour to the law; that it was to debase, corrupt, and destroy the gospel, to join circumcision and the observance of the law, as necessary to it. Having writ this epistle to this end,

he here in the close, having the same thought still upon his mind, pronounces favour on all those that love the Lord Jesus Christ in incorruption, i.e. without the mixing, or joining any with him, in the work of our salvation, that may render the gospel useless and ineffectual. For thus he says, Gal. v. 2, “ If ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you no" thing." This I submit to the consideration of the judicious reader.

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N.B. Where Letters are added to the Numbers, they refer to Notes at

the Bottom of the Pages.

p. 126, f.


Bondage, what it signifies, (2 Cor.

257, e.
ABIDE in the same calling, how Born after the flesh, and spirit,
this phrase is to be understood, beautiful expressions, 64, d.

out of due time, the apostle
Abolished, how the law of Moses Paul's saying so of himself, ex-
was abolished by Christ, 462, k. plained,

185, a.
Accursed, to whom the apostle ul- Brother, why Paul called Timothy
timately applies this, (Gal. i.) so,

206, a.
32, c. By his own power, how to be un-
Adam, all men became mortal' by derstood,

120, s.
his sin,

323, a. By, sometimes signifies, in the time
Adoption, belonged only to the of,

468, i.
jews before Christ's coming,
440, h.

Aiwy, how used in the New Testa-

453, 1: 473, r. CALLING upon Christ, the mean-
Anointed, what it siguifies, (2 Cor. ing of that expression, 384, n.

212, b.

Clear in this matter, what it signi-


Covenant of grace and works, how
they differ,

452, k.
BAPTISM, how it obliges to ho- Covetousness, used for exorbitant

333, a.

479, c.
Baptised into one's name, what it Created all things by Jesus Christ,

84, c.

what that phrase means, 470, p.
Benevolence, what it signifies, (1
Cor. vii.)

123, a.
Boasting, how taken from the jews

by the gospel,

306, a.
Bodies, why St. Paul requires them DEAD in trespasses and sins,

to be presented to God, 398, a. meaning of that phrase, 455, t.


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358, 4.

160, g.

144, g.

304, q.

Deeds of the law, what are meant Fulfilled in us, in what sense to
by them,

303, 1. be understood,
Discerning, what it imports, (1
Cor. xi.)


GATHER together in one all
EAT and drink unworthily, (1 things, what is to be understood

Cor.xi.) what it signifies, 158, c. by this expression, 442, r.
Election, what it signifies, (Rom. Gentiles, several epithets given
389, f. them by St. Paul,

317, e.
Ends of the world, what that ex-

how, being converted, they
pression means,

gloried in God,

320, h.
Endured with long-sufferance, St. Paul speaks of them in
what that expression implies, the style of we and us, 437, b.

378, y. Glory of God, (Rom. iii. 23.)
Enemies, how the unbelieving jews what meant by,
are so called,

394, t. Glory, or boast, how St. Paul did
Epistles of Paul, causes of their it,

259, i.

IV, &c. how the gentile converts did
expositors often put their it,

316, b: 320, g.
own sense on them, XI.

how God is the father of it,
the author's way of study-

449, C.
ing, and method of interpreting God, in what sense it is said God

XII. is one, (Gal. iii.) 51, C.
Esau have I hated, to be taken in Gods many and Lords many, in

a national sense, 374, m. what sense to be understood,
Establishment of the gentile chris-

133, C.
tians, how taken care of by St, Grace how it is said much more to

279, 1.

abound, (Rom. v.) 317, e.
Every soul, the meaning of it, what it is to be under grace,
(Rom. xiii.)
405, a.

337, 0.
Examine, (1 Cor. xi.) how to be the glory of it appeared pe-

159, e. culiarly in the first converts,
Expedient, (1 Cor. vi.) what it re-

444, u: 456, x.
lates to,

118, P.

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166, g.

FAITH, what it imports, (1 Cor. HABITATION of God, how the

church is so called, 465, n.
what Paul meant by hear. Have pleasure in, (Rom. i.) what
ing of the ephesians faith,
447, a. it imports,

288, X.
Faithful in Christ Jesus, what this Heavenly places, (Ephes. i.) how

description signifies, 436, b. to be understood, 440: 450, g.
Flesh, what to be in the flesh Heir of the world, in what sense

360, y. Abraham was so,
Fleshly tables of the heart, the Him, (1 Cor. xvi.) refers to the
apostle's allusion in that phrase, spiritual man,

96, 0.
218, c. Hoped first in Christ, who they
From faith to faith, that phrase were,

444, u.
means wholly of faith, 283, e.


57, g.

301, f.


what it means,

I and J.

Law, in what sense believers aro
dead to it,

344, h.
JACOB have I loved, &c. to be how it is weak through the
taken in a national sense, 374, m. flesh,

357, k.
Jews, whence they had great au- of the jews, how said to be
thority among the gentiles, 278 weak and beggarly,

remained zealous for the law - of sin and death, what is
of Moses after they believed, 274 meant by it,

356, f.
the only distinction between Lord is that spirit, the meaning of
them and the gentiles under the this expression, 223, r.

289, y. Lye, the apostle plainly uses it for
Inexcusable, upon what account sin in general,
the jews were so,

Inheritance of God, the gentiles on
their believing became so, 443, s.

Inns, not used in eastern countries
as among us,

422, b. MALICE, (1 Cor. xiv.) used in an
Israel, in a spiritual sense, includes

extensive sense,

179, k.
the believing gentiles, 372, h. Man, the two principles in him,
Israelites, in respect of what their flesh and spirit, described, 66-7.

minds were blinded, 221, Manifestation of the sons of God,
Justification, how ascribed to our the meaning of that phrase,
Saviour's resurrection, 383, 1.

365, t.
of life, (Rom. v.) Many, put for all mankind, 325, e.
313, m. Men, carnal and spiritual, distin-

99, b, c.

Messiah, how the jews expected

deliverance from him, 383, k.
KNOWLEDGE, (Rom. i.) signi-

Ministration of righteousness, why
fies acknowledgment, 287, r,

the gospel is so called, 220, 1.
Mortal and incorruptible, (I Cor.

xv.) how to be understood,

195, 0.

Mystery, the meaning of, 426, i.
LAW, by St. Paul usually called
what is meant by being with-

out a law,

292, g.
taken for the whole Old Tes- NEWNESS of spirit, what meant

302, k.
by it,

346, r.
what deeds of the law sige Not named or known, what it sig.
303, 1. nifies,

113, c.
used in scripture for a com-
mand with a penalty annexed,

324, c.
how the phrase the law en- OFFENCE, how the law entered,
tered (Rom. v.) is to be under- that the offence might abound,

342, c.
in what respect sincere chris. Offended, (Rom. xiv.) what it
tians are not under it, 337, 0. means,

414, m.
how its dominion over a man One God, (Rom. ii. 30.) how to
is to be understood, 342, c. be understood,

46, c.

330, b.

307, d.

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