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16 The Spirit itself? a beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God :

17 And if children, then heirs ; ' heirs of God, , and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we d suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this

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among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations ? And I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from me. MARK, xiv. 36 : He said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee. Luke, xii. 32: Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. John, i. 12 : As many

as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God. Gal. iji. 26: Ye are all the children of God by faith in Jesus Christ. do. iv. 5, 6: That we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Eph. 1.5: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ himself. 1 John, iii. 1,2 : Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon

that we should be called the sons of God. Beloved, now are we the sons of God.

* 2 Cor. i. 22 : Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. do. v.5: Who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. Eph. i. 13, 14 : In whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. do. iv. 30: Grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 1 John, iv. 13: Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

b GAL. iv. 7: Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Acts, xxvi. 18: That they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

. See on Acts, xiv. 22.

e Mat. v. 11, 12 : Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad : for great is your reward in heaven. 2 Cor. iv. 17: Our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceed

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present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

19 For the earnest fexpectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

20 For the creature' was made & subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

8 of the creation. Pu. 9 the creation. Pu ing and eternal weight of glory. 1 Pet. i. 6, 7: Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations : that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it he tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. do. iv. 13 : But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings ; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. do.v. 10: The God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen,

1 John, iii. 2 : Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be : but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Isa. lxv. 17: Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth. do. Ixvi. 22: As the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain. Acts, iii. 21 : Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. 2 Pet. iii. 13 : Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 1 JOHN, iii. 2. The words under ver. 18.

Rev, xxi. 1, 27 : I saw a new heaven and a new earth. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie.

& Ver. 22. Gen. iii. 17, 19: Unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken : for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. Isa, xxiv. 5, 6: The earth also is defiled under

settle you.

21 Because 10 the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

22 For we know that the whole creation " "groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the “ redemption of our body.13

24 For we are saved by hope :14 but "hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for ?

25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities : for we know not what we should pray

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the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate.

h Jer. xii. 11 : They have made it [my pleasant portion] desolate, and being desolate it mourneth unto me.

i See on ver. 16.

k 2 Cor. v. 2, 4: For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened : not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.

LUKE, xx. 36 ; Neither can they die any more : for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

m LUKE, xxi. 28 : When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Eph. iv. 30. The words under ver. 16.

n See on John, xx. 29.

• Mat. xx. 22: Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. James, iv. 3 : Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

for as we ought : but the p Spirit itself 15 maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

27 And he that I searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind 6 of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

28 And we know that all things work together "for good to them that love God, to them who are the * called according to his purpose.

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p Zec. xii. 10: I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications : and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced. Eph. vi. 18: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit. Jude, 20: Praying in the Holy Ghost.

9 Pro. xvii. 3: The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold : but the Lord trieth the hearts. 1 Thes. ii. 4: But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the Gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts. See on Acts, i. 24.

"1 John, v. 14: This is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us.

Gen. 1. 20: As for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Ps. cxix. 71: It is good for me that I have been afflicted. JER. xxiv. 5: Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel ; Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place--for their good. Heb. xii. 5, 6, 10, 11 : My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him ; for whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. He [chastens us] for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous : nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

+ Rom.ix. 11, 23, 24. 2 Tim. i. 9: Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus.

29 For whom " he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, *that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

u Exod. xxxiii. 12, 17: Moses said unto the LORD, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people : and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight. And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken : for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name. Ps. i. 6: For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous : but the way of the ungodly shall perish. Jer. 1.5: Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee. Rom. xi. 2 : God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. 1 Pet. i. 2: Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience. See on Mat. vii. 23, and on 2 Tim. ii. 19.

Eph. i. 5, 11: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ. In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.

John, xvii. 22: The glory which thou gavest me I have given them.

1 Cor. xv. 49: As we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 2 Cor. ii. 18: But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. do. iv. 11: For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. Phi. iii. 21 : Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body. Col. iii. 4, 10: When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him. 1 John, iii. 2: We know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him. See on 2 Pet. i. 4.

* Ps. lxxxix. 27: I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth. Acts, xxvi. 23 : That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead. 1 Cor. xv. 20: Now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. Col. i. 15, 18: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature. He is the head of the body, the Church : who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead ; that in all things he might have the preeminence. Heb. i. 6: Again, when he . bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let

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