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A. D. 59. Spirit of the living God; not in tables bTherefore whosoever heareth these of stone, but in fleshy tables of the sayings of mine, and doeth them, I heart. And such trust have we through will liken him unto a wise man, which Christ to God-ward : Not that we are built his house upon a rock, Matt. vii. sufficient of ourselves to think any 24. Who then is a faithful and wise thing as of ourselves; but our suffi- servant, whom his lord hath made ciency is of God, 2 Cor. iii. 2–5. ruler over his household, to give them
meat in due season? xxiv. 43. Study VER. 7.
to shew thyself approved unto God, "Ωστε ούτε και φυτεύων εστι τι, ούτε και a workman that needeth not to be ποτίζων, αλλ' ο αυξάνουν Θεός.
ashamed, rightly dividing the word So then neither is he that planteth any of truth, 2 Tim. ii. 15. thing, neither he that watereth; but God c See on ver. 6. clause 1. that giveth the increuse.
d Now if Christ be preached that
he rose from the dead, how say some VER. 8.
among you that there is no resurrec“ο φυτεύων δε και ο ποτίζων έν εισιν· | tion of the dead? 1 Cor. XV. 12. έκαστος δε τον ίδιον μισθών λήψεται κατά e And say to Archippus, Take heed τον ίδιον κόπον.
to the ministry which thou hast reNow he that planteth and he that wa
ceived in the Lord, that thou fulfil it, tereth are one: a and every man shall Col. iv. 17. Take heed unto thyself, receive his own reward according to his and unto the doctrine ; continue in own labour.
them : for in doing this thou shalt a Then came the first, saying, Lord, both save thyself, and them that hear thy pound hath gained ten pounds. thee, 1 Tim. iv. 16. As every man And he said unto him, Well, thou hath received the gift, even so minisgood servant: because thou hast been ter the same one to another, as good faithful in a very little, have thou au- stewards of the manifold grace of thority over ten cities. And the se- God. If any man speak, let him speak cond came, saying, Lord, thy pound as the oracles of God; if any man hath gained five pounds. And he said minister, let him do it as of the ability likewise to him, Be thou also over five which God giveth : that God in all cities, Luke xix. 16-19.
things may be glorified through Jesus
Christ, to whom be praise and doVER. 9.
minion for ever and ever. Amen, Θεού γάς εσμεν συνεργοί: Θεού γεώργιον, 1 Ρet. iv. 10, 11. Θεού οικοδομή έστε:
VER. 11. For a we are labourers together with God: bye are God's * husbandry, ' ye Hapa Tèv stipevov, ös lot. 'Ingrīs ó Xgro
Θεμέλιον γάρ άλλον ουδείς δύναται θείναι are God's building.
τός. • Or, tillage.
a For other foundation can no man a See on Matt. ix. ver. 37. clause 2. lay than that is laid, which is Jesus b See on ver. 6. clause 3.
Christ. c See on Matt. xvi. ver. 18. clause 3. a See on Acts iv. ver. 12. clause 1.
and Matt. xvi. ver. 18. clause 2. VER. 10. Κατά την χάριν του Θεού την δοθεϊσάν
VER. 12. μοι, ώς σοφός αρχιτέκτων θεμέλιον τέθεικα, Ει δέ τις εποικοδομεί επί τον θεμέλιον άλλος δε εποικοδομεϊν έκαστος δε βλεπέτω τούτον, χρυσόν, άργυρον, λίθους τιμίους, σώς επικοδομεί.
ξύλα, χόρτον, καλάμης: a According to the grace of God which Now if any man build upon this founis given unto me, bas a wise master- dation a gold, silver, precious stones, builder, I have laid the foundation, wood, hay, stubble ; d and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth membrance of these things, thou shalt
a If thou put the brethren in rethereupon.
be a good minister of Jesus Christ, a See on Rom. i. ver. 5. clause 1. nourished up in the words of faith, and
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of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast | stormy wind shall rend it. Lo, when attained, 1 Tim. iv. 6.
the wall is fallen, sball it not be said b The prophet that hath a dream unto you, Where is the daubing where. let him tell a dream; and he that hath with ye have daubed it? Therefore my word, let him speak my word thus saith the Lord God, I will even faithfully. What is the chaff to the rend it with a stormy wind in my wheat? saith the LORD, Jer. xxiii. 28. fury; and there shall be an overflow But in vain they do worship me, ing shower in mine anger, and great teaching for doctrines the command hailstones, in my fury to consume it. ments of men, Matt. xv. 9.
So will I break down the wall that ye VER. 13.
have daubed with untempered morter, “Εκάστου το έργον φανερόν γενήσεται και that the foundation thereof shall be
and bring it down to the ground, so γας ημέρα δηλώσει ότι εν πυρί αποκαλύπ- discovered, and it shall fall, and ye τεται και εκάστου το έργον οποϊόν έστι, shall be consumed in the midst thereτο πύρ δοκιμάσει. .
of: and ye shall know that I am the a Every man's work shall be made ma- Lord. Thus will I accomplish my nifest: for the day shall declare it, be- wrath upon the wall, and upon them cause it shall be revealed by fire; b and that have daubed it with untempered the fire shall try every man's work of morter ; and will say unto you, The what sort it is.
wall is no more, neither they that * Gr. is revealed.
daubed it; To wit, the prophets of Isa Therefore judge nothing before rael, which prophesy concerning Je. the time, until the Lord come, who rusalem, and which see visions of both will bring to light the hidden peace for her, and there is no peace, things of darkness, and will make saith the Lord God, Ezek. xiii. 10 manifest the counsels of the hearts : 16. and then shall every man have praise
VER. 14. of God, 1 Cor. iv. 5. B To the law and to the testimony: μισθόν λήψεται:
Εί τινος το έργον μένει και επωκοδόμησι, , if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in a If any man's work abide which he them. And they shall pass through it hath built thereupon, he shall receive a hardly bestead and hungry: and it reward. shall come to pass, that, when they
a See on Matt. xxiv, ver. 47. shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their
VER. 15. God, and look upward. And they shall look unto the earth, and behold encetar aüros de cwbńcatas, odtw dà des
Εί τινος το έργον κατακαήσεται, ζημιώνtrouble and darkness, dimness of an
διά πυρός. guish; and they shall be driven to
. darkness, Isa. viii. 20—22. Judg- If any man's work shall be burned, he ment also will I lay to the line, and shall suffer loss : but he himself shall be righteousness to the plummet; and saved ; yet so as by fire. the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow
VER. 16. the hiding-place, xxviii. 17. Is not Ουκ οίδατε ότι ναός Θεού έστε, και το my word like as a fire? saith the Nyeõua toŨ OSOū oixei év ümov; Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces ? Jer. xxiii
. 29. of God, and that b the Spirit of God
a Know ye not that ye are the lemple Because, even because they bave se
dwelleth in you? duced my people, saying, Peace, and there was no peace; and one built up 3 See on John vi. ver. 56. a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with b See on John xiv. ver. 17. untempered morter. Say unto them which daub it with untempered mor
VER. 17. ter, that it shall fall: there shall be Εί τις τον ναόν του Θεού φθείρει, φθερεί an overflowing shower; and ye, ο τούτον ο Θεός ο γάς ναός του Θεού άγιός great hailstones, shall fall; and a lotiv, cituéç iste úpkis.
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I COR. III. 17-22.
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alf any man * defile the temple of
VER. 19. God, him shall God destroy; for the Η γαρ σοφία του κόσμου τούτου, μωρία temple of God is holy; which temple παρά τω Θεώ έστι. Γέγραπται γάρ: ye are.
δρασσόμενος τους σοφούς εν τη πανουργία • Or, destroy.
αυτών. - Flee fornication. Every sin that For the wisdom of this world is fool. a man doeth is without the body; but ishness with God. a For it is written, he that committeth fornication sin. He taketh the wise in their own craftineth against his own body. What? ness. know ye not that your body is the a He taketh the wise in their own temple of the Holy Ghost, which is craftiness; and the counsel
of the froin you, which ye have of God, and ward is carried headlong, Job v. 13. ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price : therefore glo
VER. 20. rify God in your body, and in your Και πάλιν· Κύριος γινώσκει τους διαλόspirit, which are God's, 1 Cor. vi. 18γισμούς των σοφών, ότι είσί μάταιοι. -20. And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from
And again, a The Lord knoweth the among his people; because he hath thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. given of his seed unto Molech, to de
a The LORD knoweth the thoughts file my sanctuary, and to profane
my xciv. 11.
that they are vanity, Psal. holy name, Lev. xx. 3. But the man
VER. 21. that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut
"Ωστε μηδείς καυχάσθω εν ανθρώπους. of from among the congregation, be- Πάντα γάρ υμών έστιν cause he hath defiled the sanctuary of Therefore let no man glory in men. the LORD: the water of separation For all things are your's: bath not been sprinkled upon him ; a Now this I say, that every one of he is unclean, Numb, xix. 20.
you saith, I am of Paul; and I of VER. 18.
Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Mndelç lavrò itamatátw• sĩ Tiş docel Christ, 1 Cor. i. 12. That your faith σοφός είναι εν υμίν εν τω αιώνι τούτω, | should not stand in the wisdom of μωρός γενέσθω, ίνα γένηται σοφός. men, but in the power of God, ii. 5.
Let no man deceive himself. a If any And these things, brethren, I have in man among you seemeth to be wise in this a figure transferred to myself and to world, let him become a fool, that he may learn in us not to think of men above
Apollos for your sakes; that ye might be wise.
a For the preaching of the cross is that which is written, that no one of to them that perish foolishness; but you be puffed up for one against unto us which are saved it is the another, iv. 6.
b See on Rom. viii. ver. 28. clause 1. power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
VER. 22. and will bring to nothing the under
Είτε Παύλος, είτε 'Απολλως, είτε Κηstanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where pãs, cite xéopos, cita son, sité Járatos, is the disputer of this world ! hath είτε ενεστώτα, είτε μέλλοντας πάντα υμών
έστιν not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that, in the wis
a Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, dom of God, the world by wisdom or the world, or life, or death, or things knew not God, it pleased God by the present, or things to come; all are foolishness of preaching to save them your's ; that believe, 1 Cor. i. 18-21. And a For though I be free from all mer, if any man think that he knoweth any yet have I made myself servant unto thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he all, that I might gain the more. And ought to know, viii. 4. Woe unto unto the Jews I became as a Jew, them that are wise in their own eyes, that I might gain the Jews ; to them and prudent in their own sight, Ísa. that are under the law, as under the v. 21.
law, that I might gain them that are
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A. D. 59. under the law; To them that are a For I know nothing by myself ; b yet without law, as without law, (being am I not hereby justified: c but he that not without law to God, but under ' judgeth me is the Lord. the law to Christ,) that I might gain a For we commend not ourselves them that are without law. To the again unto you, but give you occasion weak became I as weak, that I might to glory on our behalf, that we may gain the weak : 1 am made all things have somewhat to answer them which to all men, that I might by all means glory in appearance, and not in heart, save some, 1 Cor. ix. 19–22. For ? Cor. v. 12. we preach not ourselves, but Christ
b Who can understand his errors ? Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your cleanse thou me from secret faults, servants for Jesus' sake, 2 Cor. iv. 5. Psal. xix. 12. And he gave some, apostles; and c But the LORD said unto Samuel, some, prophets; and some, évange- | Look not on his countenance, or on lists; and some, pastors and teachers; the height of his stature; because I For the perfecting of the saints, for bave refused him: for the LORD seeth the work of the ministry, for the edi- not as maa seeth ; for man looketh on fying of the body of Christ, Eph. iv. the outward appearance, but the LORD 11, 12.
looketh on the heart, 1 Sam. xvi. 7. VER. 23.
I know also, my God, that thou triest Υμείς δε Χριστού Χριστός δε Θεού. the heart, and hast pleasure in up
* And ye are Christ's ; band Christ rightness. As for me, in the uprightis God's.
ness of mine heart I have willingly a See on John vi. ver. 99. clause 3.
offered all these things: and now bSee on Matt. ii. ver. 17. clause 2. have I seen with joy thy people,
which are present here, to offer wila CHAP. IV-VER. 1. lingly unto thee, 1 Chron. xxix. 17. Ούτως ήμάς λογιζέσθω άνθρωπος, ας | The righteous God trieth the hearts υπηρέτας Χριστού, και οικονόμους μυστη- and reins, Psal. vii. 9. Shall not God ρίων Θεού.
search this out? for he knoweth the Let a man so account of us, e as of way of a man is right in his own eyes:
secrets of the heart, xliv. 21. Every the ministers of Christ, band stewards of but the LORD pondereth the hearts, the mysteries of God.
Prov. xxi. 2. But, O LORD of hosts, a See on Matt. xxiv.ver. 45. clause 1. that judgest righteously, that triest See on Matt. xiii.ver. 11. clause 2. the reins and the heart, Jer. xi. 20.
I the Lord search the heart, I try VER. 2.
the reins, even to give every man acο δε λοιπόν, ζητείται έν τούς οικονόμους, cording to his ways, and according to να πιστός τις ευρεθή. .
the fruit of his doings, xvii. 10. a Moreover it is required in stewards,
VER. 5. that a man be found faithful. a See on Matt. xxiv. ver.45. clause 1. En on ở Küpros os xai Pátiset rà spurrà
"Ωστε μη προ καιρού τι κρίνετε, έως αν VER. 3.
του σκότους» και φανερώσει τας βουλάς Εμοι δε εις ελάχιστον έστιν ίνα υφ' εκάστω από του Θεού.
των καρδιών και τότε ο έπαινος γενήσεται υμών ανακριθώ, και υπό ανθρωπίνης ημέρας: αλλ' ουδε εμαυτόν ανακρίνω.
a Therefore judge nothing before the But with me it is a very small thing will bring to light the hidden things of
time, buntil the Lord come,
c who both that I should be judged of you, or of darkness, and will make manifest the man's * judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self
counsels of the hearts: d and then shull every man have praise of God.
a See on Matt. vii, ver. 1. VER. 4.
b See on Matt. xxiv. ver. 30. clauses Oudev pap émautõ cúvoda ára' cixe év 2, 3. τούτω δεδικαίωμαι· ο δε ανακρίνων με, Κύ- • See on Matt. X. ver. 26. clause 2. ειός έστιν. .
d See on Matt. xxv. ver.21.clause 1.
• Gr. day.
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knowledge, by the same Spirit ; To VER. 6.
another faith, by the same Spirit ; to Ταύτα δε, αδελφοί, μετεσχημάτισα εις another the gifts of healing, by the έμαυτόν και Απολλώ, δι' υμάς ένα εν ημίν | same Spirit ; Το another the working μάθησε το μη υπέρ και γέγραπται φρονείν, of miracles ; to another prophecy ; to ένα μή εις υπέρ του ενός φυσιούσθε κατά another discerning of spirits; to anoτου ετέρου. .
ther dirers kinds of tongues; to another And these things, brethren, I have in the interpretation of tongues : But all a figure transferred to myself and to these worketh that one and the selfApollos for your sakes; a that ye might same Spirit, dividing to every man learn in us not to think of men above severally as he will, 1 Cor. xii. 4—11. that which is written, bthat no one of
VER. 8. you be puffed up for one against another.
"Ηδη κεκορεσμένοι έστε, ήδη έπλουτήa Who then is Paul, and who is cats, xapis spār iCapsleucate' rad õpeApollos, but ministers by whom ye | λόν γε εξασιλεύσατε: ένα και εμείς υμίν believed, even as the Lord gave to copilariebowper every man? 1 Cor. iii. 5. Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his have reigned us kings without us : and
Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye nostrils; for wherein is he to be accounted of? Isa. ii. 22. But be not also might reign with
a I would to God ye did reign, b that we ye called Rabbi: for one is your
you. Master, even Christ; and all ye are
a For the same form of expression brethren. And call no man your fa
see Acts xxvi. 29. 2 Cor. xi. 1. ther upon the earth : for one is
b For what is our hope, or joy, or
your Father, which is in heaven. Neither crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in be ye called masters : for one is your the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ Master, even Christ, Matt. xxiii.
8— at his coming ? For ye are our glory 10. For I say, through the grace
and joy, 1 Thess. ii. 19, 20. given unto me, to every man that is
VER. 9. among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; λους εσχάτους απέδειξεν ώς έπιθανατίους
Δοκώ γαρ ότι ο Θεός ημάς τους αποστόbut to think soberly, according as God Ti Searpov syavh@yev tõ xóc use xai šyhath dealt to every man the measure
γέλοις και ανθρώπους. . of faith, Rom. xi. 3. b Therefore let no man glory in
# For I think that God hath set forth men. For all things are yours, 1 Cor.
us the apostles last, as it were appointed iii. 21.
to death: for we are made a t spectacle VER. 7.
untothe world, and to angels, and to men.
* Or, us the last apostles, as. Τίς γάρ σε διακρίνει και τι δεν έχεις και ουκ έλαβες και ει δε και έλαβες, τι καυχά
Gr. theatre. σαι ως μη λαβών και
a See on Matt. v. ver. 10. clause 1. For a who maketh thee to differ from
VER. 10. another ? and what hast thou that thou
“Ημείς μωροί δια Χριστόν υμείς δε φρόdidst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou specs ey xpectõusnucis kodeveis, iueis de
ισχυροί υμείς ένδοξοι, ημείς δε άτιμοι. hadst not received it?
We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye • Gr. distinguisheth thee.
are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye Now there are diversities of gifts, are strong; ye are honourable, but we but the same Spirit. And there are
VER. 11. differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities "Αχρι της άρτι Δώρας και πεινώμεν, και of operations; but it is the same God do tãpsv, rai yuuintetou Ev, xai xonam.36which worketh all in all. But the pala, xal doratoüuer manifestation of the Spirit is given to a Even unto this present hour we both every man to profit withal. For to hunger, and thirst, and are naked, und one is given, by the Spirit, the word are buffeted, and have no certain dwelof wisdom; to another the word of lingplace;