works : otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace : otherwise work is no more work.

7 What then ? h Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for ; but the election hath obtained it, and the i rest were blinded 4

8 (According as it is written, k God hath given them the spirit of slumber,5 eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear unto this day.

9 And David saith, 'Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them :

10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.

11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall ?? God forbid : but rather "through

4 hardened. 2 Col. jii. 14. A. V. Sremorse. A. V. 6 blinded. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. 7 offence. Rh. Pu. doth drive them out from before thee. Rom. iv. 4,5: Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of


but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. GAL. v. 4: Christ is become of no effect unto you,

whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace. Eph. ii. 8: For by grace are ye saved through faith ; and that not of yourselves : it is the gift of God.

h Rom. ix. 31 : Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Rom. x. 3.

i See on Mat. xiii. 14.

k Deut. xxix. 4: Yet the Lord hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day. See on Mat. xiii. 14.

Ps. lxix. 22, 23 : Let their table become a snare before them : and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap. Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.

m Acts, xiii. 45, 46: When the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. Then Paul and Bạrnabas waxed bold, and said, It was neces

their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to " provoke them to jealousy.

12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness ?10

13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as •I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify 11 mine office :

14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation 12 them which are my flesh, and might P save some of them.

8 to follow them. Gen. 9 decay, or loss. A. V. 10 how much more should it be so, if they all believed ? Ma. Il will honour. Rh. follow them. Gen.

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sary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. do. xviii. W : And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be

upon your own heads; I am clean : from henceforth I will the Gentiles. do. xxii. 18, 21 : And saw him [ Ananias] saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem : for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me. And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles. do. xxviii. 24, 28 : And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not. Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it. n Rom.

19. See on Acts, ix. 15. P MAT. xviii. 15: If he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 1 Cor. vii. 16: For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband ? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife ? do. ix. 19, 22: I made myself a servant unto all, that I might gain the more. made all things to all men, that I might by all means save

1 Tim. iv. 16: Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them : for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. JAMES, V. 20 : He that converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death. 1 Pet. iii. 1: Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of


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15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?

16 For 9 of 13 the firstfruit be holy, the lump also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.

17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a Swild olive tree, wert * graffed in among them, 14 and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

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the wives. JUDE, 23 : Others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire.

4 Lev. xxiii. 10: Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest. NUMB. xv. 18-21: Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the whither I bring you, then it shall be, that, when ye eat of the bread of the land, ye shall offer

up an heave offering unto the LORD. Ye shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough for an heave offering : as ye do the heave offering of the threshingfloor, so shall ye heave it. Of the first of your dough ye shall give unto the LORD an heave offering in your generations.

Jer. xi. 16: The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit : with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.

s Acts, ii. 39: For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. Eph. ii. 12, 13 : 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 : but now in Christ Jesus


who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

* Eph. iii. 6: That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the Gospel.

ul Cor. x. 12: The words under ver, 20.

19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.

20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but w fear :

21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.

22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity ; but toward thee, goodness, *if thou continue in his goodness : otherwise thou also shalt be y cut off.

23 And they also, ? if they abide not in unbelief, shall be graffed in : for God is able to graff them in again.

24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, 15 and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much

15 cut off from the wild olive tree which was natural to thee. Ham.

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v Rom. xii. 16.

w Pro. xxviij. 14: Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief. Isa. lxvi. 2 : To this man will I look, even to him that is of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. 1 Cor. x. 12 : Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. Phi. ii. 12: Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling

* I Cor. xv. 2: By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. Heb. jii. 6, 14: Whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end, do. x. 23,38: Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering ; (for he is faithful that promised.) Now the just shall live by faith : but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

y 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.

22 Cor. iii. 16 : Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.

more shall these, which be the natural branches, 16 be graffed into their own olive tree?

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery ;" lest ye should be * wise in your own conceits; that blindness 18 in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob :

27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

28 As concerning the Gospel, they are enemies for your sakes : but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' 19 sakes.

16 which are according to nature. Ham. 17 secret. Co. Ma. Gen. 19 hardness. A. V. 19 their fatbers. Co.

a Rom, xij. 16. The words under ver. 20.

Ver. 7. 2 Cor. iii. 14: But their minds were blinded : for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.

Luke, xxi. 24 : Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. Rev. vii. 9: After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb.

* Ps. xiv. 7: O that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! Isa. xxvij. 9: By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin. do. lix. 20 : The Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD. JER. xxxi. 31, &c: Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah, &c. Heb. viii. 8: For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when, &c. as in Jeremiah. do. x. 16: This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will i write them.

• Deut. vii. 8: But because the Lord loved you, and be

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