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.

14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness,

filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.

15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as * putting you in mind, because of the Y grace that is given to me of God,

16 That I should be the minister 6 of Jesus Christ to the 'Gentiles, ministering the Gospel

6a minister. Co.

u See on Rom. xiv. 17.

v 2 Pet. i. 12: I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth. 1 John, ii. 21 : I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it.

w 1 Cor. viii. 1,7, 10: Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffethup, but charity edifieth. Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge : for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol ; and their conscience being weak is defiled. For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols?

* 1 Tim. iv. 6: If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ. 2 Tim. i. 6: Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee. do. ii. 14: Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit. 2 Pet. i. 13, 15: I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance. Moreover, I will endeavour that you will be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance. do.iii. 1 : This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you ; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance.

See on Rom. i. 5. i Rom. xi. 13: GAL. ii. 7-9: 1 Tim. ii. 7: 2 Tim. i. 11. See on Acts, ix. 15.

of God, that the offering up? of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.

17 I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.

18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,

19 Through 'mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, 5I have fully preached the Gospel of Christ.

'sacrificing. A. V. 8 towards the obedience of the Geutiles. Ham.

* Isa. lxvi. 20 : They shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the Lord. Phi. ii. 17 : And if I be offered up upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.

• Acts, xx.32 : Ånd now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

HEB. v. 1: For every High Priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.

d Acts, xxi. 19: And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry. GAL. ii. 8: For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles.

Ron. i. : do. xvi. 20. See on Acts, vi. 7.

f2 Cor. xii. 12: Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds. See on NARK, xvi. 17, 18, and on Acts, xix. 11.

Rom. i. 14–16: I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the Gospel to you that are at Rome also. For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth ; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the Gospel, not where Christ was named 9 h lest I should build upon another man's foundation :

21 But as it is writtten, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see : and they that have not heard shall understand.

22 For which cause also I have been kmuch 10 hindered from coming to you.

23 But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come unto you ;

24 Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you : for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be " brought on my way thither



9 known. Co. Ma. Cr.

many ways, or often times. A. V.

no more to do.

52 Cor. x. 13, 15, 16: But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you. Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours : but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly, to preach the Gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand.

Isa. lii. 15: So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him : for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider. k See on Rom. i. 13.

Ver. 32. Acts, xix. 21 : After I have been there, I must also see Rome. Rom. i. 11 : I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established. 1 THES. ii. 17: But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.

m Acts, xv. 3 : And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice. 3 John, 6 : Which have borne witness of thy charity before the Church : whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a goodly sort, thou shalt do well.

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ward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your company. 12

25 But now "I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints.

26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.

27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For Pif the Gentiles have been made partakers of their 9 spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things.

28 When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them "this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.

29 And I am sure that, when I come unto you,

12 Gr. with you, ver. 32. A. V.

* Acts, xix. 21: Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem. do. xx. 22: And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalein, not knowing the things that shall befall me there. do. xxiv. 17. See on Acts, xi. 29.

• 1 Cor. xvi. 1, 2: 2 Cor. ix. 2, 12. See on Acts, xi. 29.

p Rom. xi. 17: If some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree.

9 1 Cor. ix. 11: If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things ? GAL. vi. 6: Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.

* John, xv. 2: Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Phi. i. ll: Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. do. iv. 17 : Not because I desire a gift : but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. Tit. iii. 14: Let our's also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful. 2 Pet. i. 8: If these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the Gospel of Christ.

30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that

ye u strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;

31 That I may be delivered from them that do not believe 13 in Judæa ; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints ;

32 *That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may


you be ? refreshed.

13 them that are disobedient, A. V.


s Rom.i. 11: The words under ver. 23.

i Phi. ii. 1: If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies.

" Acts, xii. 5 : Peter therefore was kept in prison : but prayer was made without ceasing of the Church unto God for him. 2 Cor. i. 11 : Ye also helping together by prayer for

US, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf. Eph. vi. 19: [Praying always] for me, that utterance may be given unto

Phi. i. 19: I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Cou. iv. 3, 12: Withal praying also for us. Epaphras-saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. 2 Thes. ii. 1: Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course. PHILE. 22: I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you. HEB. xiii. 18: Pray for us.

2 Thes. iii. 2: That we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men : for all men have not faith.

* 2 Cor. viii. 4: Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.

* Rom. i. 10. See on Acts, xviii. 21.
y 1 Cor. iv. 19 : JAMES, iv. 15. See on Acts, xviii. 21.

21 Cor. xvi. 18 : For they have refreshed my spirit and your's. 2 Cor. vii. 13 : Therefore we were comforted in your comfort : yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all. 2 Tim.

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