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Philemon 1:23

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The same persons send salutations in the accompanying Epistle, except that "Jesus Justus" is not mentioned here. Epaphras, my fellow prisoner--He had been sent by the Colossian Church to inquire...

1 Thessalonians 1:1

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Paul--He does not add "an apostle," because in their case, as in that of the Philippians (see on Php 1:1), his apostolic authority needs not any substantiation. He writes familiarly as to faithful...

2 Corinthians 7:8

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with a letter--Greek, "in the letter" namely, the first Epistle to the Corinthians. I do not repent, though I did repent--Translate, "I do not regret it, though I did regret it." The Greek words...

2 Peter 3:16

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also in all his epistles--Ro 2:4 is very similar to 2Pe 3:15, beginning. The Pauline Epistles were by this time become the common property of all the churches. The "all" seems to imply they were...

Galatians 6:11

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Rather, "See in how large letters I have written." The Greek is translated "how great" in Heb 7:4, the only other passage where it occurs in the New Testament. Owing to his weakness of eyes (Ga...

1 Corinthians 16:10

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Now--rather, "But." Therefore Timothy was not the bearer of the Epistle; for it would not then be said, "IF Timothy come." He must therefore have been sent by Paul from Ephesus before this Epistle...

2 Corinthians 1:14

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in part--In contrast to "even to the end": the testimony of his life was not yet completed [Theophylact and Bengel]. Rather, "in part," that is, some of you, not all [Grotius, Alford]. So in 2Co...

Philippians 1:4

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making request--Translate, "making my request." for you all--The frequent repetition in this Epistle of "all" with "you," marks that Paul desires to declare his love for all alike, and will not...

Philippians 3:1

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Finally--rather, not with the notion of time, but making a transition to another general subject, "Furthermore" [Bengel and Wahl] as in 1Th 4:1. Literally, "As to what remains," &c. It is often...

Philippians 2:19

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Php 2:22, "ye know the proof of him...that...he hath served with me," implies that Timothy had been long with Paul at Philippi; Accordingly, in the history (Ac 16:1-4; 17:10, 14), we find them...

2 Corinthians 12:18

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I desired Titus--namely, to go unto you. Not the mission mentioned 2Co 8:6, 17, 22; but a mission previous to this Epistle, probably that from which he had just returned announcing to Paul their...

Galatians 3:10

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Confirmation of Ga 3:9. They who depend on the works of the law cannot share the blessing, for they are under the curse "written," De27:26, Septuagint. Perfect obedience is required by the words,...

1 Corinthians 16:24

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My love, &c.--After having administered some severe rebukes, he closes with expressions of "love": his very rebukes were prompted by love, and therefore are altogether in harmony with the...

2 Timothy 3:10

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fully known--literally, "fully followed up" and traced; namely, with a view to following me as thy pattern, so far as I follow Christ; the same Greek as in Lu 1:3, "having had perfect understanding...

Acts 15:2

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Paul and Barnabas--now the recognized heads of the Church at Antioch. had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined--that is, the church did. that Paul and Barnabas, and...

1 Corinthians 4:17

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For this came--that ye may the better "be followers of me" (1Co4:16), through his admonitions. sent...Timotheus--(1Co 16:10; Ac 19:21, 22). "Paul purposed...when he had passed through Macedonia and...

John 13:33 - 35

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Little children--From the height of His own glory He now descends, with sweet pity, to His "little children," all now His own. This term of endearment, nowhere else used in the Gospels, and once...

2 Corinthians 3:1

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Are we beginning again to recommend ourselves (2Co 5:12) (as some of them might say he had done in his first Epistle; or, a reproof to "some" who had begun doing so)! commendation--recommendation....

2 Corinthians 10:18

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(Pr 27:2). whom the Lord commendeth--to whom the Lord has given as His "Epistle of commendation," the believers whom he has been the instrument of converting: as was Paul's case (2Co 3:1-3). is...

Acts 17:4

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consorted--cast in their lot. with Paul and Silas--Compare 2Co 8:5. of the chief women--female proselytes of distinction. From the First Epistle to the Thessalonians it appears that the converts...

2 Corinthians 3:3

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declared--The letter is written so legibly that it can be "read by all men" (2Co 3:2). Translate, "Being manifestly shown to be an Epistle of Christ"; a letter coming manifestly from Christ, and...

Acts 28:17 - 20

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Paul called the chief of the Jews together--Though banished from the capital by Claudius, the Jews enjoyed the full benefit of the toleration which distinguished the first period of Nero's reign,...

Revelation 22:21

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our--so Vulgate, Syriac, and Coptic. But A, B, and Aleph omit. Christ--so B, Vulgate, Syriac, Coptic, and Andreas. But A and Aleph omit. with you all--so none of our manuscripts. B has, "with all...

1 Timothy 1:2

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my own son--literally, "a genuine son" (compare Ac 16:1; 1Co4:14-17). See Introduction. mercy--added here, in addressing Timothy, to the ordinary salutation, "Grace unto you (Ro 1:7; 1Co 1:3, &c.),...

Philippians 1:1

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Timotheus--mentioned as being well known to the Philippians (Ac16:3, 10-12), and now present with Paul. Not that Timothy had any share in writing the Epistle; for Paul presently uses the first...

Acts 18:3

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tentmakers--manufacturers, probably, of those hair-cloth tents supplied by the goats of the apostle's native province, and hence, as sold in the markets of the Levant, called cilicium. Every Jewish...

1 Corinthians 4:12

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working with our own hands--namely, "even unto this present hour" (1Co 4:11). This is not stated in the narrative of Paul's proceedings at Ephesus, from which city he wrote this Epistle (though it...

2 Corinthians 8:1

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we do you to wit--we make known to you. the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia--Their liberality was not of themselves naturally, but of God's grace bestowed on them, and enabling...

Galatians 1:19

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Compare Ac 9:27, 28, wherein Luke, as an historian, describes more generally what Paul, the subject of the history, himself details more particularly. The history speaks of "apostles"; and Paul's...

Titus 3:13

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Bring...on their journey--Enable them to proceed forward by supplying necessaries for their journey. Zenas--the contracted form of Zenodorus. lawyer--a Jewish "scribe," who, when converted, still...

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