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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...

1 Timothy 1:1

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by the commandment of God--the authoritative injunction, as well as the commission, of God. In the earlier Epistles the phrase is, "by the will of God." Here it is expressed in a manner implying...

1 Corinthians 14:37

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prophet--the species. spiritual--the genus: spiritually endowed. The followers of Apollos prided themselves as "spiritual" (1Co 3:1-3; compare Ga 6:1). Here one capable of discerning spirits is...

2 Timothy 4:11

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Take--Greek, "take up" on thy journey (Ac 20:13, 14). John Mark was probably in, or near, Colosse, as in the Epistle to the Colossians (Col 4:10), written two years before this, he is mentioned as...

Hebrews 13:18

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Pray for us--Paul usually requests the Church's intercessions for him in closing his Epistles, just as he begins with assuring them of his having them at heart in his prayers (but in this Epistle...

2 Corinthians 10:13

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not boast...without...measure--Greek, "to unmeasured bounds." There is no limit to a man's high opinion of himself, so long as he measures himself by himself (2Co 10:13) and his fellows, and does...

1 Thessalonians 2:18

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Wherefore--The oldest manuscripts read, "Because," or "Inasmuch as." we would--Greek, "we wished to come"; we intended to come. even I Paul--My fellow missionaries as well as myself wished to come;...

2 Peter 1:1

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Simon--the Greek form: in oldest manuscripts, "Symeon" (Hebrew, that is, "hearing), as in Ac 15:14. His mention of his original name accords with the design of this Second Epistle, which is to warn...

1 Corinthians 1:1

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called to be--Found in some, not in others, of the oldest manuscripts Possibly inserted from Ro 1:1; but as likely to be genuine. Translate, literally, "a called apostle" [Conybeare and Howson]. ...

Galatians 1:2

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all the brethren--I am not alone in my doctrine; all my colleagues in the Gospel work, travelling with me (Ac 19:29, Gaius and Aristarchus at Ephesus: Ac 20:4, Sopater, Secundus, Timotheus,...

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