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40 *Let all things be done decently and in order.

CHAP. XV. 3 By Christ's resurrection, 12 he proveth the necessity of our resur

rection, against all such as deny the resurrection of the body : 21 the fruit 35 and manner thereof, 51 and of the changing of them that shall be found alive at the last day.

MOREOVER, brethren, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand ;

2 By which also ye are saved, 'if ye keep in memory! what? I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins 5 according to the Scriptures ;

4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day haccording to the Scriptures :

I hold fast. A. V. Gr. by what speech. A. V. i Ver. 26, 33.

CHAP. XV. a Acts, xviii. 8: Many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. Gal. i. 11 : I certify you, brethren, that the Gospel which was preached of me is not after man.

* Rom. v. 2: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand. 1 Pet. v. 12: By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.

c See on Rom. i. 16.

d HEB. iii. 6: But Christ as a son over his own house ; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end..

• Gal. iii. 4: Have ye suffered so many things in vain ? if it be yet in vain.

See on 1 Cor. xi. 2, 23.

& Zec. xiii. 7: Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the Lord of hosts : smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered : and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones. Acts, iii. 18 : But those things, which God before had showed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled. See on Acts, xxvi. 23.

- Ps. ï.7: I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said

5 . And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve :3

6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

7 After that, he was seen of James ; then k of all the apostles.

3 eleven. Wi. Rh. Wh.

unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. do. xvi. 10: Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell ; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Isa. liii, 10: He shall see his seed, he shall prolong bis days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. Hos. vi. 2: After two days will he revive us; in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Acts, ii, 25, 31: For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved. He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. do. xiii. 33–35: God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again ; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. And as concerning that he raised him up

from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David. Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. do. xxvi. 22, 23 : Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come : That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show light unto the people, and to the Gentiles. 1 PET. i. 11: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

See on LUKE, xxiv. 34, 36. * LUKE, sxiv. 50 : He led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. Acts, i. 3, 4: To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: and, being assembled together with them, commanded them

8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. 4

9 For I am the " least of the apostles, that am not meets to be called an apostle, because I "persecuted the Church of God.

10 But by the grace 6 of God I am what I am : and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain ; but I Plaboured more abundantly than they all : yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

11 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

* an abortive. A. V. 5 worthy. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Rh. favour. Ham. that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.

Acts, xxii. 14, 18: And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth. And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem : for they will not receive thy

testimony concerning me. See on Acts, xxii. 14.

m Eph. iii. 8: Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given.

See on Acts, viii. 3. • See on Rom. i. 5.

p 1 Cor. ix. 19 : Though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. 2 Cor. xi. 23 : In labours more abundant. do. xii. 11:I ought to have been commended of you : for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.

9 Mat. x. 20 : It is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. 2 Cor. iii.5: Our sufficiency is of God. Gal: j. 6, 8: But of those who seemed to be somewhat-in conference added nothing to me. (He that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles) Eph. iii. 9: To make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ. Phi. ii. 13: It is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. 1 Tim. i. 12: I thank Jesus Christ our Lord, who hath enabled me. Heb. xii. 20, 21 : Now the God of peace -make you perfect in every good work to do his will, work

12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, "how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead ?

13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, & then is Christ not risen

14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.

16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised :

17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain ; "ye are yet in your sins.

18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

20 But now wis Christ risen from the dead,

7 Whereas. Pu.

ing in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ. 1 Pet. v. 10: The God of all grace-make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

* Acts, xxvi. 8: Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you that God should raise the dead?

$ John, xiv. 19: Because I live, ye shall live also. Thes. iv. 14: If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

See on Acts, ii. 24. u Acts, iii. 26 : God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities. Rom. iv. 25: Who-was raised again for our justification.

v John, xvi. 2: They shall put you out of the synagogues : yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. 1 Cor. iv. 13: Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the earth, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day. 2 Tim. iii. 12: All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

w 1 Pet. j. 3 : Blessed be the God and Father of our

delivered up

and become the *firstfruits of them that slept.

21 For y since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

23 But every man in his own order : Christ the firstfruits ; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming 24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have

b the kingdom to God, even the Father ; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

25 For he must reign, 'till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

8 seeing. Ham. that believed in the coming of Christ. Wi. that believed on his coming. Rh. Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

* Ver. 23. See on Rom. viii. 29.
y See on Rom. v. 12, 17.

z John, xi. 25 : Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. Rom. vi. 23 : For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

a Ver. 20. 1 Thes. iv. 15–17: This we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God : and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.

6 Dan. vii. 14, 27 : And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the inost High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

· Eph. i. 22 : And hath put all things under his fect, and

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