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time, "Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool ?
14 'Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be wheirs of salvation ?
u Ver. 3. Mark, xii. 36: For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool. LUKE, xx. 42: And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand. on Mat. xxii. 44.
v Gen. xix. 15, 16: And when the morning arose, the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife and thy two daughters, which are here ; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him : and they brought him forth, and set him without the city. do. xxxii. 24, &c: And Jacob was left alone ; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day, &c. Ps. ciii. 21 : Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure. Dan. iii. 28: Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him. do. x. 11: And he said unto me, o Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling. MAT. xviii. 10 : Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones : for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. LUKE, i. 19: And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to show thee these glad tidings. do. ii. 9, 13: And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them : and they were sore afraid. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God. Acts, xii. 7, &c: And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison : and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. do. xxvii. 23 : For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve. See on Mat. xviii. 10.
w Rom. viii. 17: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God,
CHAP. II. 1 We ought to be obedient to Christ Jesus, 5 and that because he
vouchsafed to take our nature upon him, 14 as it was necessary.
THEREFORE we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, 2 * lest at any time we should let them slip.3
2 For if the word spoken by angels 4 was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward ;
more abundantly to observe. Rh. 2 are spoken unto us. Cr. Gr. run out as leaking vessels. A. V. *messengers. Br. and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. Tit. iii. 7: That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. JAMES, ii. 5: Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him ? 1 Pet. iii. 7: Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
CHAP. II. a Ps. cxix. 11 : Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Pro. iii. 21 : My son, let not them depart from thine eyes : keep sound wisdom and discretion. Heb. iii. 12.
b See on Acts, vii. 38, 53.
• NUMB. xv. 30, 31 : But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD ; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and bath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him. Deut. iv. 3 : Your eyes have seen what the Lord did because of Baal-peor : for all the men that followed Baal-peor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them from among you. do. xvii. 2, 5, 12: If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant-Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.
3 How shall we descape, if we neglect so great salvation ; which at the first began to be ® spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him ;
4 God also 5 bearing them witness, h both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and
gifts 5 of the Holy Ghost, * according to his own will ?
5 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
5 distributions. A. V.
And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die : and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel. do. xxvii. 26 : Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen. .
d See on HEB. xii. 25. e See on Heb. i. 2. FLUKE, i. 2: Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word.
& Rom. xv. 18, 19: For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed, through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the Gospel of Christ. 1 Cor. ii. 4: And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's-wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power. See on MARK, xvi. 17, 18; and on Acts, xiv. 3.
h Acts, ii. 22, 43 : Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know. And fear came upon every soul: and niany wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
i See on Rom. xii. 6. Eph. i. 5,9: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will. Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself.
"See on GAL. i. 4.
6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, m What is man, that thou art niindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest 6 him ?
7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels ; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands :
8 Thou hast "put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now owe see not yet all things put under him.
9 But we see Jesus, P who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, 9 crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace
of God should taste death - for every man.
oregardest. Ham. ?but a little lower than. Whit. a little while inferior to. A. V. 8 through. Bi. Gen. because of. Rh. by. A. V.
m Job, vii. 17: What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him ? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him ? Ps. viii. 4, &c: What is man, that thou art mindful of him ? and the son of man, that thou visitest him ? &c. do. cxliv. 3: Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!
" See on Mat. xi. 27; and on do. xxviii. 18.
• 1 Cor. xv. 24, 25 : Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father ; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. He must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
p Phi. ii. 7-9: [Christ Jesus] took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men : and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him.
9 Acts, ii. 33: Being by the right hand of God exalted.
John, iii. 16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. do. xii. 32: And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me, 2 Cor.
10 . For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
11 For both he that "sanctifieth and they who are sanctified * are all of one : for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
v. 15: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. 1 Tim. ii. 6: Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 1 John, ii. 2: And he is the propitiation for our sins : and not for our's only, but also for the sins of the whole world. Rev. v. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation. See on John, xii. 32; and on Rom. iv. 25.
* LUKE, xxiv. 26, 46 : Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer.
* Rom. xi. 36 : Of him, and through him, and to him, are all things.
u Isa. Iv. 4: Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people. Acts, iii. 15: (Ye men of Israel] killed the Prince of life. do. v. 31 : Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and Saviour. Heb. xii. 2: Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith ; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
LUKE, xiii. 32: I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected. Heb. v. 8, 9: Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered ; and being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him.
* HEB. X. 10, 14 : By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
* JOHN, xvii. 21 : That they all may be one ; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us : that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. Acts, xvii. 26: And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth.
5 See on John, xx. 17.