2. Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, d through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ : & Grace unto you, and peace,

be multiplied. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our 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, 4 To an "inheritance incorruptible, and unde

I Gr. much. A. V. s death, Ma. Cr. thians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judæa, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes. do. viii. 4: Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word. See on John, vii. 35.

Eph. i. 4: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and witho blame before him in love. 1 Pet. ii. 9.

c See on Rom. yiï. 29. d See on Luke, i. 75.

Rom. xvi. 26: But now is made manifest, and by the Scriptures of the Prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith.

f See on Heb. xii. 24.
[ 1 Pet. i. 2. See on Rom. i. 7.
h See on Rom. xv. 6.

i Eph. ij. 4: But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us. Tit. iii. 5 : Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.

k See on Joun, iii. 3, 5.

11 Thes. iy. 14: For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 1 Pet. iii. 21 : The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. See on Rom. vii. 29.

m See on Acts, xx. 32.

filed, and that "fadeth not away, o reserved in heaven for you,

5 Who are P kept by the power of God 'through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

6 Wherein ye greatly "rejoice, though now * for a season, if need be, u ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations :

7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto


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n See on 1 Cor. ix. 25.

Col. i. 5: The hope which is laid up for you in heaven. . 2 Tim. iv. 8: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of . righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day : and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

P JOHN, xvii. 15: I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. JUDE, 24: Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. See on JOHN, X. 28, 29.

9 Éph. ii. 8: For by grace are ye saved through faith ; and that not of yourselves : it is the gift of God. * Rom. xii

. 12 : Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer. See on Acts, v. 41.

s See on Rom. viii. 18.
t See HEB. xii. 7-11.
u See on 1 Cor. x. 13.

James, i. 12 : Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. do. iv. 12: There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy : who art thou that judgest another? See on 1 Cor. iii. 13.

w See on 1 Cor. iii. 13.

* 1 Cor. iv. 5: Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts : and then shall every man have praise of God. See on 2 Thes. i. 12.

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2 1 John, iv. 20: He that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

a See on John, xx. 29.

• Rom. vi. 22: But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

c 2 Pet. i. 19-21: We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts : knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. See on MAT. xiii. 17. d See on 2 Tim. iii. 16.

LUKE, xxiv. 25, 44: Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken. And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the Law of Moses, and in the Prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning me. See on Acts, xxvi. 23.


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