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6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.
7 Now therefore there is utterly: a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another.
Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, e and that your brethren.
9 Know ye not that the funrighteous shall not 6 inherit the kingdom of God ? Be not deceived :
3 plainly. Rh. . See on Mat. v. 39, 40. e See on 1 Thes. iv. 6.
f 1 Cor. iii. 3: Whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? See on Rev. xxi. 27.
8 John, iii. 3,5: Verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 1 Cor. xv. 50 : This I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Gal. v. 19–21: Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these ; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, beresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like : of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Eph. v. 3,5: But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named ainong you, as becometh saints. 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. Col. iii. 5,6: Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth ; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry : for which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience. 1 Tim. i. 9: Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers. Heb. xii. 14: Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. do. xiii. 4: Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but
neither "fornicators, 'nor idolaters, nor iadulterers, nor effeminate," nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor k thieves, nor 'covetous, nor m drunkards, nor revilers, por extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And n such were some of
* wantons. Gen.
whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Rev. xxi. 8, 27 : The fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, There shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither. whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie. do. xxii. 15: For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. h See on ver. 18.
See on Mat. v. 27, 28. k See on MARK, X. 19. See on LUKE, xii. 15. m See on Rom. xiii. 13.
n Rom. i. 25: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. do. vi. 19: As ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. do. vii. 5: When we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. 1. Cor. xii. 2: Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away by these dumb idols, even as ye were led. Eph. ii. 1, 2, 3, 11, 12: You hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins ; wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience. Among whom also:we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind.Remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh. That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world. do. iv. 17, 18, 22 : This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye, henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk; in the vanity of their mind, having the understanding darkened, being
° washed, but ye are P sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
12 All things are 9 lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient :5 all things are lawful
but I will not be brought under the power
for me, of any.
13 - Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats : but God shall destroy both it and them.
s profitable. A. V.
alienated from the life of God, through the ignorance thạt is in them, because of the blindness of their heart. That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts. do. v. 8: Ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord : walk as children of light. Col. i. 21 : And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled. do. iii. 7: In the which [sins] ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. Tit. iii. 3: We ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. 1 Pet. iv. 3 : The time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries.
• HEB. X. 22. See on John, iii, 3, 5.
P 1 Cor. i. 30 : But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. Hrb. ii. 11: For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one : for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren.
91 Cor. x. 23 : All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient : all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
Mat. xv. 17: Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out: into the draught ? Rom. xiv. 17: The kingdom of God is not meat and drink ; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Col. ii. 22, 23 : Which are all to perish in the using.-Which things have indeed a show of wisdom in will, worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord ; and the Lord for the body.
14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us "by his own power.
15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ ? shall I then take the mem.. bers of Christ, and inake them the members of an harlot ? God forbid.6
16 What ? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
17 But he that is joined unto the Lord V is one spirit.
6 By no means. Wh. they two. Ham. • Ver. xv. 19, 20. Rom. xii. 1: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reaeonable service. 1 Thes. iv. 3,7: This is the will of God, tven your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornicaion. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
Eph. v. 23 : For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the Church : and he is the saviour of the body. u Rom. vi. 4, &c: do. viii. 11: 2 Cor. iv. 14.
See on Acts, ii. 24.
v Eph. i. 19, 20 : And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places.
w See on Rom. xii. 5. * See on MARK, X. 7.
y John, xvii. 21-23 : That they all may be one ; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one : I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one. Eph. iv. 4: There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling..do. v. 30: We are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
18 Flee " fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body ; but he that committeth fornication sinneth · against his own body.
19 What? know ye not that your body is the b temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, , which
have of God, and ye are not your own? 2 See PRO. vi. 24–32: do. vii. 24-27: do. xxix. 3: He that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance. Hos. iv. 11: Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart. MARK, vii. 21 : From within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications. Acts, xv. 20 : (My sentence is] that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication. Rom. i. 21: Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves. do. vi. 12, 13: Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin : but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. 1 Cor. vii. 2, 9: To avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.-But if they cannot contain, let them marry : for it is better to marry than to burn. Eph. v. 3: But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints. Col. iíi. 5, 6: Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication,- for which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience. 1 Thes. iv. 3,4: This is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication : that every one of you
should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour. 1 Tim. 1.9, 10: Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient-for whoremongers. HEB. xii. 16: [Looking diligently] lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau. do. xii. 4: Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiléd : but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. See on ver. 9.
a Rom.i: 24 : Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lasts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves. I Tres. iv. 4: That every one of
you should know how to possess his vessel in sancti. fication and honour.
b1 Cor. iii. 16: 2 COR. vi. 16. See on Rom. viii. 9. ¿Rom. xiv. 7,8: For none of us livethi to himself, and no