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12 Having your conversation "honest among the Gentiles : that, whereas 14 they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God ' in the day of visitation.

13 e Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man 15 for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the 'punishment of evildoers, and for the Spraise of them that do well.

15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men :

16 As i free, and not using 16 your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

17 Honour 17 all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. • Honour the king.

14 wherein. A.V. Is human constitution. Dod, human magistrate. Pu. 16 Gr. having. A. V. 17 Esteem. A. V.

See on Rom. xii. 17.

Mat. v. 16: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Luke, i. 68 : Blessed be the Lord God of Israel ; for he hath visited and redeemed his people. do. xix. 44: They shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knowest not the time of thy visitation.

e See on Rom. xiii. 1, 6.

Rom. xiii. 4: If thou do that which is evil, be afraid ; for he beareth not the sword in vain : for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

8 Rom. xiii. 3: Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power ? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same.

Ver. 12. See on 1 Tim. v. 14. See on John, viii. 36. * 1 Cor. vii. 22 : For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman : likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.

See on Rom. xii. 10.
m See on JOHN, xüi. 34, 35.

18 P Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear;18 not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

19 For this is a thankworthy, 19 if a man for r conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable 20 with God.

21 For even hereunto were ye called : because Christ also suffered for us,21 w leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps :

22 - Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth :

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reverence. Dod. Pu. 19 thank. LUKF, vi. 32. ver. 20. A. V. a reward. Ham. 20 thank. A. V. a reward. Han.

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you. A. V.

n Ps. cxi. 10 : The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments : his praise endureth for ever.

• Pro. xxiv. 21 : My son, fear thou the LORD and the king : and meddle not with them that are given to change.

P See on EPH. vi. 5.
91 Pet. iii. 14. See on Heb. xi. 26.

* Rom. xiii. 5: Ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

s 1 Pet.iv. 15: But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. 1 Pet. iii, 14. See on Heb. xi. 26.

+ Mat. v. 10-12 : Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for their's is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad : for great is your reward in heaven : for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

u See on Acts, xiv. 22.
"1 Pet. iii. 18. See on HEB. vii. 27.
w See on MAT. xi. 29.

* LUKE, xxiii. 41: And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds : but this man hath done nothing

23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again ; when he suffered, he ?threatened not ; but committed himself 22 to him that judgeth righteously :

24 Who his own self b bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, 24 should live unto righteousness : by whose stripes ye were healed.

25 For ye were as sheep going e astray ; but 22 committedhiscause. A. V. 23 to. A. V. 24 delivered from sin. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen.

amiss. Heb. iv. 15 : For we have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. See on 2 Cor. v. 21.

y Isa. liii. 9: And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death ; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. MAT. xxvij. 39: They that passed by reviled him. John, viii. 48, 49 : Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil ? Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. Heb. xii. 3: Consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself.

z Isa. 1. 6,9: I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. Behold the Lord God will help me ; who is he that shall condemn me?

a Luke, xxiii. 46: And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit : and having said thus, be gave up the ghost.

b Isa. liii. 4, 5, 6, 11 : Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows : yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities : the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. The LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He shall bear their iniquities. Mat.viii. 17 : Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. Heb. ix. 28 : Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many.

c See on Rom. vi. 2, 11.

a Isa. liii. 5: But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities : the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

• Ps. cxix. 176 : I have gone astray lí lost sheep. IBA.

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are now returned unto the 'Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

CHAP. III. 1 He teacheth the duty of wives and husbands to each other, 8 ex

horting all men to unity and love, 14 and to suffer persecution : 19 he declareth also the benefit of Christ toward the old world.

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 the wives ;

2 While they behold your chaste conversation a coupled with fear.

3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel ;

4 But let it be the e hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a 'meek and quiet spirit,which is in the sight of God of great price.

5 For after this manner in the sold time the

gained. Ham. Pu. 2 deportment. Dod. We. 3 But let the hidden man which is in the heart be without all corruption, so that the spirit be at rest and quiet.

liii. 6: All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way. Jer. 1. 6: My people hath been lost sheep. See on John, x. 11, 14, 16.

CHAP. III. a See on 1 Cor. xi. 3. b See on Rom. xi, 14. c1 Pet. ii. 12. d See on 1 Tim. ii. 9.

e Ps. xlv. 13 : The king's daughter is all glorious within : her clothing is of wrought gold. See on Rom. vii. 22.

Ps. xxv. 9: The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. do. cxlix. 4: For the LORD taketh a pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. Mat. v. 5 : Blessed are the meek : for they shall inherit the earth.

8 DBUT. xxxii. 7: Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations.

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holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands :

6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him h lord : whose daughters 4 ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.5

7 Likewise, ye i husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour' unto the wife, kas unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life ; "that your prayers, be not hindered.

8 Finally, be ye all of "one mind, having compassion one of another, ° love as brethren, P be pitiful, be courteous :

9 ? Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing : but contrariwise blessing ; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

4 Gr, children. A. V. 5 not being afraid of any terror. Gen. Hum. not fearing any consternation. Pu.

as men of knowledge, A. V. ? rendering respect. Pu. Sloving to the brethren. A. V.

Gen. xviii. 12 : My lord being old also, i See on 1 Cor. vii. 3.

kl Thes. iv. 4: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour.

1 See on Mat. v. 23, 24.
m See on John, xvii. 11.
n See on Col. iii. 12.
. See on John, xiii. 34.
p See on Col. iii. 12.

9 Pro. xvii. 13: Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. Rom. xii. 14 : Bless them which persecute you : bless, and curse not. 1 Cor. iv. 12: And labour, working with our own hands : being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it. See on Mat. v. 39; and on Col. iii. 12.

MAT. xxv. 34: Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 1 Tim. iv. 8: Godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to

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