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15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, • How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things !10

16 But ” they have not all obeyed the Gospel. For Esaias saith, "Lord, who hath believed our report ?12

17 So then 'faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

18 But I say, 13 Have they not heard? Yes verily, their “sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the tends of the world.

19 But I say, 14 Did not Israel know ? First

10 that preach peace that bring good tidings. Co. "Gr. the hearing of us. A. V. 12 preaching. A.V. 13 I ask. Ma. Cr. 141 deinand. Gen. manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour.

• Isa. lii. 7: How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace;

that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Nah. i. 15: Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace.

P Acts, xxviii. 24: And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not. Rom. iii. 3: For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? Heb. iv. 2: Unto us was the Gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

9 Isa. liii. 1: Who hath believed our report ? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed ? John, xii. 38 : That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report?

1 Cor.i. 21 : It pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. Eph. i. 13: In whom


also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the Gospel of your salvation.

s MARK, xvi. 15: And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. See on Mat. xxiv. 14.

+ 1 Kings, xviii. 10: As the LORD thy God liveth, there is no nation or kingdom, whither my lord hath not sent to seek thee. Mat. iv. 8: Again, the devil taketh him up into an


Moses saith, I will "provoke you to jealousy 15 by them that are no people, and by a 'foolish nation I will anger you.

20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was "found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after ine.

21 But to Israel he saith, * All day long I have stretched forth my

hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

CHAP. XI. | Gud hath not cast off all Israel : 7 Some were elected, though the

rest were hardened : 16 there is hope of their conversion : 18 the Gentiles may not insult upon them: 26 for there is a promise of their salvation ; 33 God's judgments are unsearchable, I Say then, Hath God cast away his people ?

15 bring you to emulation. Rh. exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them.

" Deut. iv. 6: Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. do. xxxii. 21 : I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation. Rom. xi. 11.

y Tit. iii. 3 : For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another w Isa. Ixv. 1: I'am sought of them that asked not for me ;

I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name. Rom. ix. 30.

* Isa. Ixv. 2: I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts.

CHAP. XI. a 1 SAM. xii. 22: The LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake : because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people. Ps. xciv. 14: The Lord will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance. Jer. xxxi. 37 : l'hus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD.


God forbid. For bI also am an Israelite, of the seed' of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

2 God hath not cast away his people which he • foreknew. Wot ye not what the Scripture saith of Elias ?2 how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,

3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars ; and I am left alone, and they seek ту

life. 4 But what saith the answer of God unto him ? e I have reserved to myself seven thousand inen, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.

5 Even so then at this present time also there is a fremnant according to the election of grace.

. 6 And if by grace, then is it no more of 1 of the offspring. Pu. 2 Gr. in Elias. A. V, in the history of Elias• 3 brings a charge. Ham.

b Acts, xxii. 3 : I am verily a man which am a Jew. 2 Cor. xi. 22: Are they Hebrews ? so am I. Are they Israelites ? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham ? so am I. Phi. iii. 5: Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews.

c See on Rom. viii. 29.

d1 Kings, xix. 10, 14: I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts : for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword ; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away. And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts : because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword ; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

e i Kings, xix. 18: I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.

#Rom. ix. 27 : Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved.

& Deut. ix. 4: Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the Lord hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD

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 rest were blinded 4

8 (According as it is written, "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 m through

4 hardened. 2 Col. iii. 14. A. V. 5remorse. A. V. 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 grace, 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.

* 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" 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. 6: 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 go unto 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. X. 19.

See on Acts, ix. 15. p Mat. xviii. 15: If he shall bear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 1 Cor. vi. 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 some. 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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