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12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand : let us therefore .cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the * armour of light.

13 "Let us walk honestly, as in the day ; not in 'rioting and drunkenness, not in

6 honourably. Dod. decently. A. V. * Eph. v. 11: Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Col. iii. 8: But now ye also put off all these ; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth,

* Isa. lix. 17: He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head. 2 Cor. vi. 7: By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness. do. 4: The weapons

of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds. Eph. vi. 11, 13, 14, 16, 17: Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness. Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Thes. v. 8: Let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. 2 Tim. iv. 7: I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. u See on Rom. xii. 17.

1 Pet. iv. 3. See on LUKE, xxi. 34. w Deut. xxi. 20, 21: This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die. 1 SAM. xxv. 36: Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken. 1 KINGS, xvi. 9: [Elah's] servant Zimri--conspired against him, as he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk. Est. i. 8: The drinking was according to the law ; none did compel. Ps. cvii. 27 : They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man. PRO. Xx. I : Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging : and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. do. xxiii. 21, 29, 30, &c: The drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty.

Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions ? who hath babbling ? who hath wounds without cause ? who hath redness of eyes? Thev that tarry long at the wine ;. they that go to seek mixed wit

the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

7 Or 9 ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that 'teacheth, on teaching ;

8 Or he that * exhorteth, on exhortation : he that giveth,4 let him do it with "simplicity ;" he

4 imparteth. A. V. 5 liberally. 2 Cor. viii. 2. A. V. will. Eph. iv. 7 : Unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Heb. i. 4: God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will. 1 Pet. iv. 10, 11: As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth : that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ.

• Ver. 3.

p See on Acts, xi. 27.

41 Cor. xii. 5: There are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

" Acts, xiii. 1: There were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas. do. 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. Eph. iv. 11, 12: He gave some-pastors and teachers ; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. GAL.. vi. 6 : Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. 1 Tim. v. 17: Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. 1 Pet. v.2 : Feed the flock of God which is among you.

* 1 Cor. xiv.3: But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. Acts, xv. 32. See on Acts, xiii. 43.

+ Mat. vi. 1-3: Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them : otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth.

2 Cor. viii. 2: Their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

that "ruleth, with diligence ; he that showeth mercy,

with cheerfulness. 9 Let love be withont dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil ; cleave to that which is good.

10 Be kindly affectionate one to another with brotherly love;" in honour “preferring one another;

in the love of the brethren. A. V. 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. 1 Thes. v.

12 : We beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you. I Tim. v. 17: Let the elders which rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. HEB. xiii. 17, 21: Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves. Salute all them that have the rule over you. 1 Pet. v. 2: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind.

w 2 Cor. ix. 7: God loveth a cheerful giver.
* I Tim. i. 5; 1 Pet. i. 22. See on JOHN, xiii. 34, 35.

y Ps. xxxiv. 14 : Depart from evil, and do good. do. xxxvi. 4: He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil. do. xxxvii. 27 : Depart from evil, and do good ; and dwell for evermore. do. xcvii. 10: Ye that love the LORD, hate evil. do. ci. 3: I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes : I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. do. cxix. 128 : I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way. Pro. viii. 13 : The fear of the LORD is to hate evil : pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouths, do I hate. Isa. i. 16, 17: Wash you, make you clean ; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes ; cease to do evil; learn to do well. Amos, v. 14, 15: Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live. Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate. 1 Pet. iii. 10, 11: He that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak na guile : let him eschew evil, and do good. 3 JOHN, IT: Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good.

2 See on John, xiii. 34, 36.

a Ecclus. iii. 18: The greater thou art, the more humble thyself, and thou shalt find favour before the Lord. MAT. xx. 26: Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your

11 Not slothful in business ; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

12 · Rejoicing in hope ; ' patient in tribulation ; 6 continuing instant in prayer ; minister. LUKE, xiv. 10: When thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room. Rom. xiii. 7: Render therefore to all their dues : tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom ; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. Eph. v. 21 : Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Phi. ii. 3 : Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory i but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Col. iii. 12: Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering. 1 Pet. ii. 17 : Honour all men. do. v. 5: Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility.

b Eccles. ix. 10: Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. Acts, xx. 34, 35: Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. I have showed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

c See on Acts, xviii. 25.

d Heb. xii. 28 : Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.

Luke, x. 20 : In this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. Rom. v.2 : By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. do. xv. 13 : Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope,

through the power of the Holy Ghost. 2 Cor. xiii. 11 : Be of good comfort. Phil. iii. 1: Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. do. iv. 4: Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. I 'Thes. v. 16: Rejoice evermore. Heb. jii. 6 : Whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end. 1 Pet. iv. 13 : But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

"Job, ii. 10: What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? LUKE, xxi. 19 : In your


13 Distributing to the necessity of saints ; i given to hospitality. patience possess ye your souls. Rom. ii. 7: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life. do.v.3,4: Knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience, and experience, hope. 1 Tim. vi. 11 : But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Heb. x. 36: For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, yè might receive the promise. do. xii. 1 : Let us run with patience the race that is set before us. James, i. 3, 4: Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. do. v. 7: Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. 1 PET. ii. 19, 20: For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

& Acts, ii. 42: And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. do. xii. 5: Peter therefore was kept in prison : but prayer was made without ceasing of the Church unto God for him. See on LUKE, xviii. I. b Ps. xli. 1: Blessed is he that considereth the

poor :

the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. Heb. vi. 10: For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have showed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. do. xiii. 16But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. 1 John, iii. 17: But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? See on Acts, xi. 29.

Gen.xviii.3,4: [Abraham) said, my Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant. Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree. do. xix. 2 : [Lot] said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet. Acts, xvi. 15 : (Lydia] besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. 1 Tim. fii. 2 : A Bishop then must be blameless--given to hospitality. Tit. i. 8: A lover of hospitality. Heb. xiii. 2: Be not forget

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