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over you in all our affliction and distress by
your faith :
8 For now we live, if ye "stand fast in the Lord.
9 °For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God;
10 P Night and day praying exceedingly " that we might see your face,3 . and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?
11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.
we have consolation in you. Co. see you presently. Co. Ma. Cr. *God bimself our Father. Co. Ma. Cr. guide. A. V. do. vii. 6, 7, 13: Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus; and not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more. Therefore we were comforted in your comfort : yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all.
n Eph. vi. 13, 14: Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness. Phi.iv. 1 : Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.
• 1 Thes. i. 2: We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers.
PACTS, xxvi. 7: Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. 2 Tim. i. 3: I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day.
9 Rom. i. 10, 11 : Making request—to come unto you. For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift. do. xv. 32: That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.
T THES. ii. 17.
+ MARK, i. 3 : The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love 'one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you :
13 To the end he may stablish your hearts w unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ * with all his saints.
CHAP. IV. 1 He exhorteth them to go on forward in all manner of godliness, 6 to
live holily and justly, 9 to love one another, 11 and quietly to follow their own business ; 13 and last of all to sorrow moderately for the dead : 17 and unto this last exhortation is annexed a brief description of the resurrection, and second coming of Christ to judgment. FURTHERMORE then we beseech 1
you, brethren, and exhort ? you by the Lord Jesus, * that as ye have received of us bhow ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the d will of God, even your sanc
request. A. V. 2 beseech. A. V. u See on 1 Thes. iv. 10; and 1 JOHN, iv. 7—12.
Gal. vi. 10: As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially to them who are of the houshold of faith. 1 Thes. iv. 9 : But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. do. v. 15: Ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. 2 Pet. i. 7: To brotherly kindness charity.
w See on I Cor. i. 8. * See on Acts, i. 11.
CHAP. IV. · Phi. i. 27: Only let your conversation be as it becometh the Gospel of Christ. Col. ii. 6: As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him.
b See on Eph. iv. 1.
c1 Cor. xv. 58 : Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
d Rom. vi. 19, 22: As ye have yielded your members ser
tification, that ye should • abstain from fornication :
4 That every one of you should know how to 'possesshis vessel in sanctification 5 and honour;
5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, seven as the Gentiles which know not God:
6 That, no man igo beyond and defraud' his 3 that ye should be holy. Ma. • keep. Co. Ma. Cr. 5 holiness. Co. Ma. Bi. Gen. Pu. & passionate desire. We. 'oppress, or overreach. A. V. vants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity ; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. Being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. do. xii. 2: Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Eph, v. 10, 17, 27 : Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. That he might present it to himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 2 Pet. i. 3: According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.
• See on 1 Cor. vi. 15, 18.
f2 Cor. iv. 7: We have this treasure in earthen vessels. See on 1 Cor. vi. 15, 18.
& Eph. iv. 17, 18 : This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind. (Ver. 18 is below.)
h 1 Cor. xv. 34: Some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame. Gal. iv. 8: Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. Eph. ii. 12: Without God in the world. do. iv. 18 : Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart.
Lev. xix. 11, 13 : Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another. Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him. do. xxv. 14: If thou sell ought unto thy neighbour, or buyest ought of thy neighbour's hand, ye shall not oppress one another. Pro. xi. 1: A false balance is abomination to the LORD : but a just weight is his delight.
brother in any matter :8 because that the Lord is the k avenger of all such,' as we also have forewarned you and testified.
7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
8 in the matter. A. V.
9 all such things. Gen.
Jer. xxii. 13: Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong ; that useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work. Ecclus. x. 6,8: Do nothing at all by injurious practices. Because of unrighteous dealings, injuries, and riches got by deceit, the kingdom is translated from one people to another. 1 Cor. vi. 8: Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.
k 2 Thes. i. 8: Taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Lev. xi. 44: I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy ; for I am holy. do. xix. 2: Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy. (Repeated, Lev. xx. 7.) Rom. ii. 13: Not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. 1 Cor. i. 2: To them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints. 2 Cor. vü, 1: Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all" filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 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. Heb. xii. 14: Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. 1 Pet. i, 14--16: As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance : as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation ; because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy, 2 Pet. iii. 11 : Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness? 1 John, ii. 29 : If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him. do. iii. 7, 10: Little children, let no man deceive you : he that doeth righteousness. is righteous, even as he is righteous. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil : whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God. See on ver. 3.
8 He therefore that * despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
9 But as touching brotherly love oye need not that I write unto you: for P ye yourselves are taught of God to 9 love one another.
10 'And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia : but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;
11 And that ye study" to be quiet, and to do 'your own business,12 and 4to work with your own hands, as we commanded you ;
12 That ye may 'walk honestly 13 toward them 10 rejecteth. A. V. Hendeavour, Pu. 12 affairs. Pu. 13 decently. Whit. We.
m See on Acts, xiii. 41.
1 Cor. ii. 10 : But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. do. vii. 40: I think also that I have the Spirit of God. See on Rom. viii. 9.
• 1 THES. v. 1.
* 1 Thes. i. 7: So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.
s 1 Thes. üi. 12. + See on 2 Thes. iii. 11. u Acts, xx. 35: I have showed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. Eph. iv. 28 : Let him that stole steal no more : but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. 2 Thes. ii. 7, 8, 12: For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us : for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. Rom. xiii. 13 : Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in