33 Now & the God of peace be with you

all. Amen.

CHAP. XVI. 3 Paul willeth the brethren to greet many, 17 and adviseth them to

take heed of those which cause dissension and offences, 21 and, after sundry salutations, endeth with praise and thanks to God.

I Commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is a at Cenchrea : 2 That ye receive her in the Lord,

Lord, bas becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you : for she hath been a succourer of 2 many, and of myself also.

1 deaconess. Wh. 2 given hospitality to. Gen. i. 16: The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus ; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of


chain. Phile. 7, 20 : For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother. Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord : refresh my bowels in the Lord.

a Rom. xvi. 20 : The God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. 1 Cor. xiv. 33 : God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 2 Cor. xiii. 11: Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. Phi. iv. 9 : Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. 1 Thes. v. 23 : The very God of peace sanctify you wholly. 2 Thes. iii. 16: Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. Heb. xiii. 20 : Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus.

CHAP. XVI. a Acts, xviii. 18: Paul- took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila ; having shorn his head in Cenchrea.

b Phi. ii. 29: Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation. 3 JOHN, 5, 6: Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers; which have borne witness of thy charity before the Church : whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well.

on us.

3 Greet · Priscilla and Aquila my helpers3 in Christ Jesus :

4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks : unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epenetus, who is the e firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.

6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour

7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also fwere in Christ before me.

8 Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord.

9 Salute Urbane, our helpers in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.

10 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' houshold.6

11 Salute Herodian my kinsman. Greet them that be of the houshold" of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.

12 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord.

3 fellowlabourers. Ham. 4 cousins. Co. Ma. Bi. Rh. Pu. 6 friends. A. V. 7 friends. A. V.

5 fellow worker.'

See on Acts, xviii. 2. d 1 Cor. xvi. 19: Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. Col. iv. 15: Salute-Nymphas, and the church which is in his house. Phile. 2 : To our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house.

e 1 Cor. xvi. 15: Ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia.

fl Cor. xv. 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." Gal. i. 22 : And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judæa, which were in Christ.

13 Salute Rufus & chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.

14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with them.

15 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them.

16 Salute one another with an holy kiss. The Churches of Christ salute you.

17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them i which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned ; and kavoid them.

18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by

8 and give occasions of evil. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi.

8 2 John, 1: The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth.

h 1 Cor. xvi. 20 : Greet ye one another with an holy kiss. 2 Cor. xiii. 12: Greet one another with an holy kiss. 1 Thes. v. 26 : Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss. 1 Pet. v. 14: Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity.

Acts, xv. 5, 24 : But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses. Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law : to whom we gave no such commandment.

1 Tim. vi. 3: If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness.

k Tit. iii. 10: A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject. See on MAT. xviii. 17.

Phi. iii. 19: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly. 1 Tim. vi, 3–5: If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; he is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil sur

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good words and fair speeches 9 deceive the hearts of the simple

19 For your obedience is "come abroad unto all men.

I am glad therefore on your behalf : but yet I would have you P wise unto that which is good, and simple 10 concerning evil.

20 And the God of peace shall "bruise'l Satan under your feet shortly. 12 + The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Ainen. 9 fair speeches, and Aattering forms of address. Dod. 10 harmless. A.V. Il shall tread. A. V. 12 suddenly. Ham. misings, perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness : from such withdraw thyself.

m Eph. iv. 14: That ye henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive. do. v. 6: Let no man deceive you with vain words. Col. ii. 4, 18: Lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. Let no man beguile you of your reward. Tit. i. 10 : For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, especially they of the circumcision. 2 Pet. ii. 3: And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you : whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

n Pro. xiv. 15: The simple believeth every word : but the prudent man looketh well to his going. 2 Tim. iii. 6: Of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts.

• Rom. i. 8: I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

pl Cor. xiv. 20. See on MAT. X. 16. 9 See on Rom. xv. 33.

Gen. iii. 15: I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

• Rev. xii. 10: And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ : for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God, day' and night.

+ Ver. 24. 1 Cor. xvi. 33: 2. COR. xiii. 14: GAL. vi. 18: Phi. iv. 23: 1 Thes. v. 28 : 2 Thes. iii. 18: Rev. xxii. 21 : In these places the words are almost the same as here.

saluteth you.


21 Timotheus my workfellow, 13 and 'Lucius, and "Jason, and * Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.

22 I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord. 23 Gaius mine host, and of the whole Church,14

Erastus the chamberlain 15 of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother. 16

24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

25 Now b to him that is of power to establish 13 helper. Co. companion. Gen. coadjutor. Rh. 14 the host of the whole congregation. Co. 15 treasurer. Wi. Cr. 16 his brother. Bi.

u Col. i. 1: Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother. Heb. xiii. 23 : Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty ; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you. See on Acts, xvi. 1.

Acts, xiii. 1: Now there were in the church that was 'at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

* Acts, xvii. 5 : But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.

* Acts, xx. 4: And there accompanied bim into Asia Sosipater of Berea ; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Tropbimus.

y 1 Cor. i. 14:'I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius. 3 John, 1: The elder unto the well beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

z See on Acts, xix. 22. a See on ver. 20.

b Eph. iii. 20: Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think. 2 Tim. i. 12: I know whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. JUDE, 24: Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling 1 Cor. 1. 8: Who shall also confirm you unto the end,


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