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filed, and that "fadeth not away, ° reserved in heaven for you,
5 Who are P kept by the power of God 'through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 Wherein ye greatly "rejoice, though now * for a season, ' if need be, "ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations : :
7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto
3 for us. A. V.
n See on 1 Cor. ix. 25.
• Col. i. 5: The hope which is laid up for you in heaven. 2 Tim. iv. 8: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of . righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day : and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing р Јон
xvii. 15: I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. Jude, 24: Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. See on John, X. 28, 29.
9 Eph. ii. 8: For by grace are ye saved through faith ; and that not of yourselves : it is the gift of God.
* Rom. xii. 12: Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer. See on Acts, v. 41.
s See on Rom. viii. 18.
JAMES, i. 12: Blessed is the man that endureth temptation : for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. do. iv. 12 : There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy : who art thou that judgest another? See on 1 Cor. iii. 13.
w See on 1 Cor. iii. 13.
* 1 Cor. iv. 5: Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts : and then shall every man have praise of God. See on 2 THES. i. 12.
praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ :
8 z Whom having not seen, ye love ; * in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory :
9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of
10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
11 Searching what, or what manner of time 4 the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
4 when, or, what time. Gen
y Rev. i. 7: Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him : and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
21 John, iv. 20: He that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
a See on John, XX. 29.
* Rom. vi. 22: But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
c 2 Pet. i. 19-21: We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts : knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. See on MAT. xiii, 17.
d See on 2 Tim. iii. 16.
e Luke, xxiv. 25, 44: Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken. And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the Law of Moses, and in the Prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning me. See on Acts, xxvi. 23.
12 'Unto whom it was revealed; thát s not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported 5 unto you by them that have preached the Gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the ' angels desire to look into.
13 Wherefore kgird up the loins of your mind, be 'sober, and m hope to the end' for the grace
5 declared. Ham. through, or, by. Hain.
Gr. perfectly. A. V.
Dan. ix. 24 : Seventy weeks are determined-to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. do. xii. 9, 13: Go thy way, Daniel : for the words are closed
and sealed till the time of the end. Thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.
& Heb. xi. 13, 39, 40 : These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off. These all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise : God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
h Acts, ii. 4: They were all filled with the Holy Ghost. 2 Cor. i. 22: Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
Exod. xxv. 20: The cherubiins shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings. DAN. viii. 13 : I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sàcrifice ? do. xii. 5, 6: Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders ? LUKE, ii. 9, 13, 14: And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Eph. iii. 10: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the Church the manifold wisdom of God. 1 Tim. iii. 16: God was manifest in the flesh-séen of angels.
k See on Luke, xii. 35. 11 Pet. v. 8: Be sober, bé vigilant; because your adver
that is to be brought unto you " at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts Pin your ignorance:
15 But as he which hath 9 called you is holy, so be ye "holy in all manner of conversation ;
16 Because it is written, * Be ye holy; for I am holy.
17 And if ye call on the Father, who ' without, respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, "pass the time of your sojourning here in fear :
sary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. See on LUKE, xxi. 34.
m HEB. X. 35: Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
n Luke, xvii. 30: Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. 1 Cor. i. 7: So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thes. i. 7: And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels.
• 1 Pet. iv. 2: That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. See on Rom. xii. 2.
P Acts, xvii. 30: The times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent. 1 Thes. iv. 5 : Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God. 9 See on Gal. v. 8.
LUKE, i. 74, 75: That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. See on 1 Thes. iv. 3, 4, 7.
See on 1 Thes. iv, 7. + See on Acts, x. 34.
u 2 Cor. vii. 1: Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Phi. ii. 12: Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Heb. xii. 28 : We receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your *vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers ;
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, ' as of a lamb without blemish and without spot :
20 a Who verily was foreordained 8 b before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these e last times for you,
21 Who by him do believe in God, that draised
8 foreknown. Ham. Whit. Pu.
JOHN, xiv. 16 : They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Phi. iii. 20 : Our conversation [citizenship] is in heaven. See on 2 Cor. v. 6.
w See on Acts, xx. 28.
* EZEK. xx. 18: I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols. See on 1 Cor. vi. 11.
y See on Acts, xx. 28.
z Exod. xii. 5 : Your lamb shall be without blemish. ISA. liii. 7: He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth : he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. John, i. 29, 36 : John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! 1 Cor. v. 7: Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us. Rev. vii. 14: These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
a Rom. iii. 25 : Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood.
6 Eph. iii. 9 : And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hidin God, who created all things by Jesus Christ. Tit. i.3: But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour. See on 1 Tim. i.9, 10.
e Heb. ix. 26: For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world : but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. See on MARK, i. 15.
See on Acts, ii. 24.