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Ephesians 1:16

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(Col 1:9). of you--omitted in the oldest manuscripts. Then the translation may be as English Version still, or as Alford, "making mention of them" (your "faith and love").

Revelation 2:19

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The oldest manuscripts transpose the English Version order, and read, "faith and service." The four are subordinate to "thy works"; thus, "I know thy works, even the love and the faith (these two...

Ezekiel 26:1 - 14

Matthew Henry Concise

To be secretly pleased with the death or decay of others, when we are likely to get by it; or with their fall, when we may thrive upon it, is a sin that easily besets us, yet is not thought so bad...

Deuteronomy 12:1

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These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe--Having in the preceding chapter inculcated upon the Israelites the general obligation to fear and love God, Moses here enters into a...

Psalms 109:17 - 19

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Let his loved sin, cursing, come upon him in punishment (Ps 35:8), thoroughly fill him as water and oil, permeating to every part of his system (compare Nu 5:22-27), and become a garment and a...

Psalms 116:1 - 2

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A truly grateful love will be evinced by acts of worship, which calling on God expresses (Ps 116:13; Ps 55:16; 86:7; compare Ps 17:6;31:2).

Psalms 119:61 - 62

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This the more, if opposition of enemies, or love of ease is overcome in thus honoring God's law. have robbed me--better, surrounded me, either as forcible constraints like fetters, or as the cords...

Proverbs 9:7 - 8

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shame--(Compare Pr 3:35). a blot--or, "stain on character." Both terms denote the evil done by others to one whose faithfulness secures a wise man's love.

Proverbs 15:29

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God sets himself at a distance from those who set him at defiance.

far...wicked--in His love and favor (Ps 22:11; 119:155).

Proverbs 19:4

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Here we may see how strong is men's love of money.

(Compare Pr 14:20). Such facts are often adduced with implied disapprobation.

Matthew 23:6

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And love the uppermost rooms at feasts--The word "room" is now obsolete in the sense here intended. It should be "the uppermost place," that is, the place of highest honor. and the chief seats in...

Ephesians 3:21

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by faith--Greek, "through faith," which opens the door of the heart to Jesus (Joh 3:20). It is not enough that He be on the tongue, or flit through the brain: the heart is His proper seat [Calvin]....

1 Peter 1:8

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not having seen, ye love--though in other cases it is knowledge of the person that produces love to him. They are more "blessed that have not seen and yet have believed," than they who believed...

2 Corinthians 6:6

Commentary Critical, &c.--rather, as Greek, "," implying not the instrument, but the sphere or element in which his ministry moved. knowledge--spiritual: in Gospel mysteries, unattainable by mere reason...

Hebrews 10:24

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Here, as elsewhere, hope and love follow faith; the Pauline triad of Christian graces. consider--with the mind attentively fixed on "one another" (see on Heb 3:1), contemplating with continual...

3 John 1:5

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faithfully--an act becoming a faithful man. whatsoever thou doest--a distinct Greek word from the former "doest": translate, "workest": whatsoever work, or labor of love, thou dost perform. So Mt...

John 11:1 - 6

Matthew Henry Concise

It is no new thing for those whom Christ loves, to be sick; bodily distempers correct the corruption, and try the graces of God's people. He came not to preserve his people from these...

Job 7:10

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(Ps 103:16). The Oriental keenly loves his dwelling. In Arabian elegies the desertion of abodes by their occupants is often a theme of sorrow. Grace overcomes this also (Lu 18:29; Ac 4:34).

Job 31:15

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Slaveholders try to defend themselves by maintaining the original inferiority of the slave. But Mal 2:10; Ac 17:26; Eph 6:9 make the common origin of masters and servants the argument for brotherly...

Job 39:25

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saith--poetically applied to his mettlesome neighing, whereby he shows his love of the battle. smelleth--snuffeth; discerneth (Isa 11:3, Margin). thunder--thundering voice.

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