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: .2. Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, a through sanctification of the Spirit, unto e obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ : & Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
3 h Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ, which i according to his abundant ! mercy hath k begotten us again unto a lively hope by the 'resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 2
4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and unde
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 without blame before him in love. 1 Pet. ii. 9.
. See on Rom. viii. 29. d See on Luke, i. 75.
e 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.
* See on Heb. xii. 24.
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 John, iii. 3,5.
11 Thes. iv. 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. viii. 29. . m See on Acts, XX. 32.
filed, and that "fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 3 · 5 Who are P kept by the power of God 4through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 Wherein ye greatly "rejoice, though now s for a season, if need be, "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 wtried with fire, might be found unto
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.
See on Rom. viii. 18. + 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.
praise and honour and glory at the ' appearing of Jesus Christ :
8 Whom having not seen, ye love ; a in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory :
9 Receiving b the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls..
10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
11 Searching what, or what manner of time 4 the a Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
+ when, or, what time. Gen
y Rev. i. 7: Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
21 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.
b 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.
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.
a See on 2 Tim. iii. 16.
e 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.
12 Unto whom it was revealed, that s not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported 5 unto you by them that have preached the Gospel unto you with 6 the b Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the i angels desire to look into.
13 Wherefore k gird up the loins of your mind, be 'sober, and "hope to the end' for the grace
5 declared. Ham. O through, or, by. Ham. Gr. perfectly. Å. V.
fDan. ix. 24 : Seventy weeks are determined to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. do. xii. 9, 13: Go thy way, Daniel : for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.
& Heb. xi. 13, 39, 40: These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off. These all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise : God having provided some better thing for us, tlıat they without us should not be made perfect.
n Acts, ii. 4: They were all filled with the Holy Ghost. 2 Cor. i. 22: Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
i Exod. xxv. 20: The cherubiins shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings. DAN. viii. 13 : I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice ? do. xi. 5, 6: Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders ? LUKE, ii. 9, 13, 14: And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them. And suddenly there was with the angel á multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Eph. ii. 10: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the Church the manifold wisdom of God. I Tim. iii. 16: God was manifest in the flesh-seen of angels.
k See on Luke, xii. 35. ' 1 Pet. v. 8: Be sober, bé vigilant; because your adver
that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts P in your ignorance :
15 But as he which hath 9 called you is holy, so be ye "holy in all manner of conversation ;
16 Because it is written, * Be ye holy; for I am holy.
17. And if ye call on the Father, who without. respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, "pass the time of your sojourning here in fear :
sary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. See on LUKE, xxi. 34.
m HEB. X. 35 : Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
1 LUKE, xvii. 30: Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. I Cor. i. 7: So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thes. i. 7: And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels.
0 1 Pet. iv. 2: That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. See on Rom. xii. 2.
PActs, xvii. 30: The times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent. 1 Thes. iv. 5 : Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God.
9 See on GAL. v. 8.
* LUKE, i. 74, 75: That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. See on 1 Thes. iv. 3, 4, 7.
* See on 1 Thes. iv. 7.
u 2 Cor. vii. 1: Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Phi. ii. 12: Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Heb. xii. 28: We receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God ac. ceptably with reverence and godly fear.