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Philippians 1:8

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Confirmation of Php 1:7. record--that is, witness. in the bowels of Jesus Christ--"Christ Jesus" is the order in the oldest manuscripts. My yearning love (so the Greek implies) to you is not merely...

2 Corinthians 3:2

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our epistle--of recommendation. in our hearts--not letters borne merely in the hands. Your conversion through my instrumentality, and your faith which is "known of all men" by widespread report...

2 Timothy 3:16

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All scripture--Greek, "Every Scripture," that is, Scripture in its every part. However, English Version is sustained, though the Greek article be wanting, by the technical use of the term...

2 Corinthians 2:2

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For--proof that he shrinks from causing them sorrow ("heaviness"). if I--The "I" is emphatic. Some detractor may say that this (2Co 2:1) is not my reason for not coming as I proposed; since I...

Romans 1:2

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Which he had promised afore...in the holy scriptures--Though the Roman Church was Gentile by nation (see on Ro 1:13), yet as it consisted mostly of proselytes to the Jewish faith (see on...

Philippians 2:27

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Epaphroditus' sickness proves that the apostles had not ordinarily the permanent gift of miracles, any more than of inspiration: both were vouchsafed to them only for each particular occasion, as...

Philippians 4:4

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(Isa 61:10.) alway--even amidst the afflictions now distressing you (Php 1:28-30). again--as he had already said, "Rejoice" (Php 3:1). Joy is the predominant feature of the Epistle. I say--Greek,...

2 Corinthians 12:4

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unspeakable--not in themselves, otherwise Paul could not have heard them; but as the explanation states, "which it is not lawful...to utter" [Alford]. They were designed for Paul's own consolation,...

2 Corinthians 1:16

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This intention of visiting them on the way to Macedonia, as well as after having passed through it, must have reached the ears of the Corinthians in some way or other--perhaps in the lost Epistle...

Acts 19:6

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And when Paul had laid his hands upon them...they spake with tongues, &c.--See on Ac 10:44,45.

Acts 23:12 - 14

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bound themselves under a curse...that they would neither eat ...fill they had killed Paul--Compare 2Sa 3:35; 1Sa 14:24.

Psalms 44:22

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Their protracted sufferings as God's people attests the constancy. Paul (Ro 8:36) uses this to describe Christian steadfastness in persecution.

Luke 4:28 - 29

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when they heard these things--these allusions to the heathen, just as afterwards with Paul (Ac 22:21, 22).

1 John 5:13

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The oldest manuscripts and versions read, "These things have I written unto you [omitting 'that believe on the name of the Son of God'] that ye may know that ye have eternal life (compare 1Jo...

John 16:12 - 15

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when he, the Spirit of truth, is come...he shall not speak of himself--that is, from Himself, but, like Christ Himself, "what He hears," what is given Him to communicate. he will show you things to...

1 Corinthians 11:34

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if any...hunger--so as not to be able to "tarry for others," let him take off the edge of his hunger at home [Alford] (1Co 11:22). the rest--"the other questions you asked me as to the due...

2 Corinthians 12:12

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Truly, &c.--There is understood some such clause as this, "And yet I have not been commended by you." in all patience, in signs, &c.--The oldest manuscripts omit "in." "Patience" is not one of the...

Matthew 21:42

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Jesus saith unto them. Did ye never read in the scriptures--(Ps118:22, 23). The stone which the builders rejected, &c.--A bright Messianic prophecy, which reappears in various forms (Isa 28:16,...

John 21:31

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(That this chapter was added by another hand has been asserted, against clear evidence to the contrary, by some late critics, chiefly because the Evangelist had concluded his part of the work with...

Romans 11:13 - 14

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I speak--"am speaking" to you Gentiles--another proof that this Epistle was addressed to Gentile believers. (See on Ro 1:13). I magnify--"glorify" mine office--The clause beginning with "inasmuch"...

Ephesians 3:3

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he made known--The oldest manuscripts read, "That by revelation was the mystery (namely, of the admission of the Gentiles, Eph 3:6; 1:9) made known unto me (Ga 1:12)." as I wrote afore--namely, in...

2 Timothy 4:12

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And--Greek, "But." Thou art to come to me, but Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus to supply thy place (if thou so willest it) in presiding over the Church there in thy absence (compare Tit 3:12). It...

Acts 21:30

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took Paul, and drew him out of the temple; and forthwith the doors were shut--that the murder they meant to perpetrate might not pollute that holy place.

1 Corinthians 1:15

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Lest--not that Paul had this reason at the time, but God so arranged it that none might say [Alford].

1 Corinthians 3:5

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Who then--Seeing then that ye severally strive so for your favorite teachers, "Who is (of what intrinsic power and dignity) Paul?" If so great an apostle reasons so of himself, how much more does...

Acts 25:4 - 6

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answered that Paul should be kept--rather, "is in custody." at Caesarea, and...himself would depart shortly thither.

Acts 19:11 - 12

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God wrought special--no ordinary miracles by the hands of Paul--implying that he had not been accustomed to work such.

Philemon 1:14

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without thy mind--that is, consent. should not be as--"should not appear as a matter of necessity, but of free will." Had Paul kept Onesimus, however willing to gratify Paul Philemon might be, he...

Luke 24:45

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Then opened he, &c.--a statement of unspeakable value; expressing, on the one hand, Christ's immediate access to the human spirit and absolute power over it, to the adjustment of its vision, and...

Ephesians 3:4

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understand my knowledge--"perceive my understanding" [Alford], or "intelligence." "When ye read," implies that, deep as are the mysteries of this Epistle, the way for all to understand them is to...

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