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is the head of all principality and away like smoke, and the earth shall power: In whom also ye are circum wax old like a garment, and they that cised with the circumcision made dwell therein shall die in like manner without hands, in putting off the body Isa. li. 6. And it is easier for heaven of the sins of the flesh by the circum- and earth to pass than one tittle of the cision of Christ, Col. ii. 10, 11. If law to fail, Luke xvi. 17. Heaven ye fulfil the royal law according to the and earth shall pass away : but my Scripture, Thou shalt love thy neigh- word shall not pass away, xxi. 53. bour as thyself, ye do well : But if ye But the day of the Lord will come as have respect to persons, ye commit a thief in the night; in the which the sin, and are convinced of the law as heavens shall pass away with a great transgressors. For whosoever shall noise, and the elements shall melt keep the whole law, and yet offend in with fervent heat, the earth also and one point, he is guilty of all. For he the works that are therein shall be that said, Do not commit adultery, burned up, 2 Pet. iii. 10. And I saw said also, Do not kill. Now if thou a great white throne, and him that commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, sat on it, from whose face the earth thou art become a transgressor of the and the heaven filed away; and there law, James ii. 8—11.

was found no place for them, Rev. xx. b And Jesus answering said unto him, suffer it to be so now; for thus it b For ever, O LORD, thy word is becometh us to fulfil all righteousness, settled in heaven, Ps. cxix. 89. ConMatt. iii. 15. Sacrifice and offering cerning thy testimonies, I have known thou didst not desire ; mine ears of old that thou hast founded them hast thou opened: burnt-offering and for ever, 152. The grass withereth, sin offering hast thou not required. the flower fadeth : but the word of our Then said I, Lo, I come: in the vo God shall stand for ever, Isa. xl. 8. lume of the book it is written of me, I | The word of the Lord endureth for delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, ever, 1 Pet. i. 25. thy law is within my heart, Psal. xl.

VER. 19. 6--8. For such an High Priest bewho is holy, harmless, unde

“ος εάν ούν λύση μίαν των εντολών τουfiled, separate from sinners, Heb. vii. των, των ελαχίστων, και διδάξη ούτω τους 26. Christ also suffered for us, leav-årdzámous, tráxictos xanthostas šv Tģ ing us an example, that ye should βασιλεία των ουρανών» δς δ' αν ποιήση και follow his steps : who did no sin, nei-didákn, oitos méyas xanOncetas év tñ bather was guile found in his mouth, 1 Cieka tāv cigarõv. Pet. ii. 21, 22,

Whosoever therefore a shall break one VER. 18.

of these b least commandments, Cand shall

teach men so, d he shall be called e the least Apenis gas aéyo ipeño, fws ay wagénem in f the kingdom of heaven : 8 but whosoi ovqavos xain yñ, lãta év, a uia nepala ever shall do and teach them, the same ου μη παρέλθη από του νόμου, έως αν πάν- | shall be called great in the kingdom of τα γένηται. .

heaven. For verily I say unto you, a Till hea a Cursed be he that confirmeth not ven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle all the words of this law to do them, shall in no wise pass from the law, till Deut. xxvii. 26. Then shall I not be all be fulfilled.

ashamed, when I have respect unto a Heaven and earth shall pass all thy commandments, Ps. cxix. 6. away, but my word shall not pass Therefore I esteem all thy precepts away, Matt. xxiv. 35. Of old hast thou concerning all things to be right; and laid the foundation of the earth : and I hate every false way, 128. And the heavens are the work of thy hands. Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer They shall perish, but thou shalt en it to be so now: for thus it becometh us dure : yea, all of them shall wax old to fulfil all righteousness, Matt. iii. 15. like a garment; as a vesture shalt For as many as are of the works of thou change them, and they shall be the law, are under the curse : for it is changed, Ps. cii. 25, 26. and Heb. i. written, Cursed is every one that con10–12. The heavens shall vanishtinueth not in all things which are

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written in the book of the law to do | But I have a few things against thee, them, Gal. iii. 10. For whosoever because thou hast there them that shall keep the whole law, and yet of hold the doctrine of Balaam, who fend in one point, he is guilty of all. taught Balac to cast a stumbling-block For he that said, Do not commit adul- before the children of Israel, to eat tery, said also, Do not kill. Now if things sacrificed unto idols, and to thou commit no adultery, yet if thou commit fornication, So hast thou also kill, thou art become a transgressor of them that hold the doctrine of the Ni. the law, Jam. ii. 10, 11.

colaitanes, which thing I hate, Rev. ii. b What thing soever I command 14, 15. I have a few things against you, observe to do it: thou shalt not thee, because thou sufferest that woadd thereto, nor diminish from it, man Jezebel, which calleth herself a Deut. xii. 52. Woe unto you, Scribes prophetess, to teach and to seduce my and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay servants to commit fornication, and to tithe of mint and anise and cummin, eat things sacrificed unto idols, 20. and have omitted the weightier matters d See parallels on clause 2. ver. 9. of the law, judgment, mercy, and e Verily I say unto you, Among them faith : these ought ye to have done, that are born of women there hath not and not to leave the other undone, risen a greater than John the Baptist: Matt. xxiii. 23. But woe unto you, notwithstanding he that is least in Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue the kingdom of heaven is greater than and all manner of herbs, and pass le, Matt. xi. 11. Wherefore the LORD over judgment and the love of God : God of Israel saith, I said indeed that these ought ye to have done, and not thy house, and the house of thy fathers, to leave the other undone, Luke xi. 42. should walk before me for ever : but

cHe answered and said unto them, now the LORD saith, Be it far from Why do ye also transgress the com me; for them that honour me I will mandment of God by your tradition: honour, and they that despise me shall For God commanded, saying, Honour be lightly esteemed, 1 Sam. ii. 30. For thy father and mother : and, He that I am the least of the apostles, that am curseth father or mother, let him die not meet to be called an apostle, bethe death. But ye say, Whosoever cause I persecuted the church of God, shall say to his father or his mother, It 1 Cor. xv. 9.

See parallels ou clause 2. ver. 2. be protited by me; and honour not his chap. iii. father or his mother, he shall be free. & Teaching them to observe all Thus have ye made the commandment things whatsoever I have commanded of God of none effect by your tradition, you ; and, lo, I am with you alway, Matt. xv. 3—6. But ye are departed even unto the end of the world, Matt. out of the way; ye have caused many xxviii. 20. What shall we say then? to stumble at the law; ye have cor Shall we continue in sin, that grace rupted the covenant of Levi, saith the may abound? God forbid. How shall LORD of hosts, Mal. ii. 8. And not we, that are dead to sin, live any Tather, (as we be slanderously report longer therein? Know ye not, that so ed, and as some affirm that we say,) many of us as were baptized into JeLet us do evil, that good may come ? sus Christ were baptized into his death? whose damnation is just, Rom. iii. 8. Therefore we are buried with him by If any man teach otherwise, and con- baptism into death: that like as Christ sent not to wholesome words, even the was raised up from the dead by the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and glory of the Father, even so we also to the doctrine which is according to should walk in newness of life, Rom. godliness; he is proud, knowing no vi. 1-4. Likewise reckon ye also thing, but doting about questions and yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, but alive unto God through Jesus strife, railings, evil surmisings, per- Christ our Lord. Let not sin thereverse disputings of men of corrupt fore reign in your mortal body, that minds, and destitute of the truth, sup- ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. posing that gain is godliness: from Neither yield ye your members as in. such withdraw thyself, 1 Tim. vi. 3-5. struments of unrighteousness unto sin;

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but yield yourselves unto God, as those kindness, humbleness of mind, meekthat are alive from the dead, and your ness, long-suffering; Forbearing one members as instruments of righteous another, and forgiving one another, if ness unto God. For sin shall not have any man have a quarrel against any: dominion over you: for ye are not even as Christ forgave you, so also do under the law, but under grace. What ye. And above all these things put on then? Shall we sin, because we are charity, which is the bond of perfectnot under the law, but under grace? ness. And let the peace of God rule God forbid, 11-15. Owe no man in your hearts, to the which also ye any thing, but to love one another : are called in one body; and be ye for he that loveth another hath ful- thankful, Col. iii. 5. 7—15. Ye are filled the law. For this, Thou shalt witnesses, and God also, how holily and not commit adultery, Thou shalt justly and unblameably we behaved not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou ourselves among you that believe : As shalt not bear false witness, Thou ye know how we exhorted and comshalt not covet; and if there be any forted and charged every one of you, other commandment, it is briefly com as a father doth his children, That ye prehended in this saying, namely, would walk worthy of God, who hath Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thy- called you unto his kingdom and self. Love worketh no ill to his neigh- glory, i Thess. ii. 10–12. Furtherbour; therefore love is the fulfilling more then we beseech you, brethren, of the law, xiii. 8–10. By love and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, serve one another. For all the law is that as ye have received of us how ye fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou ought to walk and to please God, so shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. ye would abound more and more. For But if ye bite and devour one another, ye know what commandments we gave take heed that ye be not consumed you by the Lord Jesus. For this is the one of another, Gal. v. 13—15. Bre- will of God, even your sanctification, thren, be followers together of me, and that ye should abstain from fornicamark them which walk so as ye have tion : That every one of you should us for an ensample. (For many walk, know how to possess his vessel in of whom I have told you often, and sanctification and honour; not in the now tell you even weeping, that they lust of concupiscence, even as the are the enemies of the cross of Christ, Gentiles which know not God : That Phil. iii. 17, 18. Finally, brethren, no man go beyond and defraud his whatsoever things are true, whatso- brother in any matter : because that ever things ure honest, whatsoever the Lord is the avenger of all such, as things are just, whatsoever things are we also have forewarned you and tespure, whatsoever things are lovely, tified. For God hath not called us unwhatsoever things are of good report; to uncleanness, but unto holiness, iv. if there be any virtue, and if there be 1-7. Let no man despise thy youth; any praise, think on these things. but be thou an example of the believe Those things, which ye have both ers, in word, in conversation, in chalearned, and received, and heard, and rity, in spirit, in faith, in purity, 1 seen in me, do: and the God of peace Tim. iv. 12. But thou, O man of God, shall be with you, iv. 8, 9. Mortify flee these things ; and follow after therefore your members which are up- righteousness, godliness, faith, love, on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, patience, meekness, vi. 11. Young men inordinate affection, evil concupi- likewise exhort to be sober-minded. scence, and covetousness, which is In all things shewing thyself a pattern idolatry: In the which ye also walked of good works : in doctrine shewing unsome time, when ye lived in them. But corruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound now ye also put off all these ; anger, speech, that cannot be condemned; wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy com- that he that is of the contrary part munication out of your mouth. Lie may be ashamed, having no evil thing not one to another, seeing that ye have to say of you, Tit. ii. 6-8. For the put off the old man with his deeds. grace of God that bringeth salvation Put on therefore, as the elect of God, hath appeared to all men, teaching holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, us that, denying ungodliness and

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worldly lusts, we should live soberly, and they that turn many to righteousrighteously, and godly, in this present ness as the stars for ever and ever, world, 11, 12. This is a faithful say. Dan. xii. 3. For he shall be great in ing, and these things I will that thou the sight of the Lord, and shall drink afirm constantly, that they which neither wine nor strong drink; and have believed in God might be care

he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, ful to maintain good works. These even from his mother's womb, Luke things are good and profitable unto i. 15. In my Father's house are many men, iii. 8. Giving all diligence, add mansions : if it were not so, I would to your faith virtue ; and to virtue have told you. I go to prepare a place knowledge ; and to knowledge tem- for you. And if I go and prepare a perance; and to temperance patience; place for you, I will come again, and reand to patience godliness; and to ceive you unto myself, John xiv. 2, 3. godliness brotherly kindness; and to

VER. 20. brotherly kindness charity, 2 Pet. i. 5—7. If ye know that he is righteous,

Λέγω γάρ υμίν, ότι εάν μη περισσεύση ye know that every one that doeth ή δικαιοσύνη υμών πλείον των Γραμματέων righteousness is born of him, 1 John και Φαρισαίαν, ου μή εισέλθητε εις την βα

σιλείαν των ουρανών. ü. 29. Whosoever committeth sin

. transgresseth also the law: for sin is For I say unto you, That except your the transgression of the law. And ye righteousness shall a exceed the righknow that he was manifested to take teousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, away our sins; and in him is no sin. ye shall in no case enter into the kingWhosoever abideth in him sinneth not: dom of heaven. whosoever sinneth bath not seen him, a The Scribes and the Pharisees sit neither known him. Little children, in Moses' seat: All therefore whatlet no man deceive you : he that do soever they bid you observe, that obeth righteousness is righteous, even serve and do; but do not ye after their as he is righteous. He that committeth works: for they say, and do not. For sin is of the devil ; for the devil sin- they bind heavy burdens and grievous Deth from the beginning. For this pur- to be borne, and lay them on men's pose the Son of God was manifested, shoulders; but they themselves will not that he might destroy the works of the move them with one of their fingers. devil. Whosoever is born of God doth But all their works they do for to be not commit sin ; for his seed remain- seen of men : they make broad their eth in him: and he cannot sin, because phylacteries, and enlarge the borders he is born of God. In this the children of their garments, and love the upperof God are manifest, and the children most rooms at feasts, and the chief of the devil : whosoever doeth not seats in the synagogues, and greetings righteousness is not of God, neither in the markets, and to be called of men, be that loveth not his brother,iïi.4–10. Rabbi, Rabbi, Matt. xxiii. 247. Woe This is the love of God, that we keep unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hyhis commandments : and his com- pocrites! for ye make clean the outmandments are not grievous, v. 3. side of the cup and of the platter, but We know that whosoever is born of within they are full of extortion and God sinneth not; but he that is be

Woe unto you, Scribes and gotten of God keepeth himself, and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like that wicked one toucheth him not, unto whited sepulchres, which indeed 18. Beloved, follow not that which is appear beautiful outward, but are evil, but that which is good. He that within full of dead men's bones, and of doeth good is of God: but he that all uncleanness. Even so ye also outdoeth evil hath not seen God, 3 John wardly appear righteous unto men, 11. Blessed are they that do his com- but within ye are full of hypocrisy mandments, that they may have right and iniquity, 25. 27, 28. And the to the tree of life, and may enter in Lord said unto him, Now do ye Phathrough the gates into the city, Rev. risees make clean the outside of the xxi. 14.

cup and the platter ; but your inward b And they that be wise shall shine part is full of ravening and wickedas the brightness of the firmament ; l ness. Ye fools, did not he that made

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that which is without make that which | scribeth the blessedness of the man, is within also? But rather give alms unto whom God imputeth righteousof such things as ye have; and, be- ness without works, Suying, Blessed hold, all things are clean unto you. are they whose iniquities are forgiven, But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye and whose sins are covered. Blessed tithe mint and rue and all manner of is the man to whom the Lord will not herbs, and pass over judgment and the impute sin, 5-8. He staggered love of God: these ought ye to have not at the promise of God through done, and not to leave the other un- unbelief; but was strong in faith, done. Woe unto you, Pharisees! for giving glory to God; And being fully ye love the uppermost seats in the persuaded that, what he had promised, synagogues, and greetings in the mar he was able also to perform. And kets. Woe unto you, Scribes and therefore it was imputed to him for Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye are as righteousness. Now it was not writgraves which appear not, and the ten for his sake alone, that it was immen that walk over them are not aware puted to him; But for us also, to of them, Luke xi. 39--44. Beware ye whom it shall be imputed, if we beof the leaven of the Pharisees, which lieve on him who raised up Jesus our is hypocrisy, xii. 1. And the Phari- Lord from the dead; who was delisees also, who were covetous, heard vered for our offences, and was raised all these things: and they derided again for our justification, 20--25. him. And he said unto them, Ye are What shall, we say then? That the they which justify yourselves before Gentiles, which followed not after men; but God knoweth your hearts : righteousness, have attained to righfor that which is highly esteemed teousness, even the righteousness among men is abomination in the which is of faith. But Israel, which sight of God, xvi. 14, 15. Beware followed after the law of righteousof the Scribes, which desire to walk ness, hath not attained to the law of in long robes, and love greetings in righteousness. Wherefore? Because the markets, and the highest seats in they sought it not by faith, but as it the synagogues, and the chief rooms were by the works of the law.ix. 30at feasts; which devour widows' 32. For they being ignorant of God's houses, and for a shew make long righteousness, and going about to prayers : the same shall receive establish their own righteousness, greater damnation, xt. 46, 47. have not submitted themselves unto

He shall receive the blessing from the righteousness of God. For Christ the LORD, and righteousness from the is the end of the law for righteousness God of his salvation, Psal. xxiv. 5. to every one that believeth, x. 3, 4. Surely, shall one say, In the LORD But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, have I righteousness and strength. who of God is made unto us wisdom, Isa. xlv. 24. This is the heritage of and righteousness, and sanctification, the servants of the Lord, and their and redemption, 1 Cor. i. 30. For righteousness is of me, saith the LORD, he hath made him to be sin for us, liv. 17. And this is his name whereby who knew no sin ; that we might be he shall be called, THE LORD OUR made the righteousness of God in RIGHTEOUSNESS, Jer. xxiii. 6. But him, 2 Cor. v. 21. If righteousness now the righteousness of God without come by the law, then Christ is dead the law is manifested, being witnessed in vain, Gal. ü. 21. And be found by the law and the prophets ; Even in him, not having mine own rightethe righteousness of God which is by ousness, which is of the law, but that faith of Jesus Christ unto all and which is through the faith of Christ, upon all them that believe : for there the righteousness which is of God by is no difference, Rom. iii. 21, 22. faith, Phil. m. 9. By faith Noah, Abraham believed God, and it was being warned of God of things not counted unto him for righteousness, seen as yet, moved with fear, preiv. 3. To him that worketh not, but pared an ark to the saving of his believeth on him that justifieth the house ; by the which he condemned ungodly, his faith is counted for righ- the world, and became heir of the

Even as David also de- righteousness which is by faith, Heb."

teousness,

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