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Titus 1:4

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Titus, mine own son--Greek, "my genuine child" (1Ti 1:2), that is, converted by my instrumentality (1Co 4:17; Phm 10). after the common faith--a genuine son in respect to (in virtue of) the faith...

Philippians 3:2

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Beware--Greek, "Have your eye on" so as to beware of. Contrast "mark," or "observe," namely, so as to follow Php 3:17. dogs--Greek, "the dogs," namely, those impure persons "of whom I have told you...

2 Corinthians 2:12

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Paul expected to meet Titus at Troas, to receive the tidings as to the effect of his first Epistle on the Corinthian Church; but, disappointed in his expectation there, he passed on to Macedonia,...

1 Peter 5:12

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Silvanus--Silas, the companion of Paul and Timothy: a suitable messenger by whom to confirm, as Peter here does, Paul's doctrine of "the true grace of God" in the same churches (compare 2Pe 3:16)....

1 Corinthians 1:2

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the church of God--He calls it so notwithstanding its many blots. Fanatics and sectaries vainly think to anticipate the final sifting of the wheat and tares (Mt 13:27-30). It is a dangerous...

1 Corinthians 9:20

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I became as a Jew--in things not defined by the law, but by Jewish usage. Not Judaizing in essentials, but in matters where there was no compromise of principle (compare Ac 16:3; 21:20-26); an...

James 2:14

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James here, passing from the particular case of "mercy" or "love" violated by "respect of persons," notwithstanding profession of the "faith of our Lord Jesus" (Jas 2:1), combats the Jewish...

1 Thessalonians 3:1

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Wherefore--because of our earnest love to you (1Th 2:17-20). forbear--"endure" the suspense. The Greek is literally applied to a watertight vessel. When we could no longer contain ourselves in our...

Hebrews 5:11

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Here he digresses to complain of the low spiritual attainments of the Palestinian Christians and to warn them of the danger of falling from light once enjoyed; at the same time encouraging them by...

Acts 15:22 - 23

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Judas surnamed Barsabas--therefore not the apostle "Judas the brother of James" (Ac 1:13), surnamed "Thaddeus" (Mt 10:3); nor can it be shown that he was a brother of "Joseph called Barsabas" (Ac...

2 Corinthians 2:1

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with myself--in contrast to "you" (2Co 1:23). The same antithesis between Paul and them appears in 2Co 2:2. not come again...in heaviness--"sorrow"; implying that he had already paid them one visit...

2 Corinthians 1:1

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Timothy our brother--When writing to Timothy himself, he calls him "my son" (1Ti 1:18). Writing of him, "brother," and "my beloved son" (1Co 4:17). He had been sent before to Macedonia, and had met...

Colossians 4:10

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Aristarchus--a Macedonian of Thessalonica (Ac 27:2), who was dragged into the theater at Ephesus, during the tumult with Gaius, they being "Paul's companions in travel." He accompanied Paul to Asia...

Acts 18:2

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a Jew...Aquila...with his wife Priscilla--From these Latin names one would conclude that they had resided so long in Rome as to lose their Jewish family names. born in Pontus--the most easterly...

2 Timothy 4:13

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cloak...I left--probably obliged to leave it in a hurried departure from Troas. Carpus--a faithful friend to have been entrusted with so precious deposits. The mention of his "cloak," so far from...

James 1:1

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James--an apostle of the circumcision, with Peter and John, James in Jerusalem, Palestine, and Syria; Peter in Babylon and the East; John in Ephesus and Asia Minor. Peter addresses the dispersed...

2 Thessalonians 3:8

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eat any man's bread--Greek, "eat bread from any man," that is, live at anyone's expense. Contrast 2Th 3:12, "eat THEIR OWN bread." wrought--(Ac 20:34). In both Epistles they state they maintained...

Revelation 2:2

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I know thy works--expressing His omniscience. Not merely "thy professions, desires, good resolutions" (Re 14:13, end). thy labour--Two oldest manuscripts omit "thy"; one supports it. The Greek...

2 Corinthians 1:8 - 9

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Referring to the imminent risk of life which he ran in Ephesus (Ac 19:23-41) when the whole multitude were wrought up to fury by Demetrius, on the plea of Paul and his associates having assailed...

1 Peter 5:13

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The...at Babylon--Alford, Bengel, and others translate, "She that is elected together with you in Babylon," namely, Peter's wife, whom he led about with him in his missionary journeys. Compare 1Pe...

Philippians 4:3

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And--Greek, "Yea." true yoke-fellow--yoked with me in the same Gospel yoke (Mt 11:29, 30; compare 1Ti 5:17, 18). Either Timothy, Silas (Ac 15:40; 16:19, at Philippi), or the chief bishop of...

1 Corinthians 4:9

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For--assigning the reason for desiring that the "reign" of himself and his fellow apostles with the Corinthians were come; namely, the present afflictions of the former. I think--The Corinthians...

1 Corinthians 16:12

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Apollos, I greatly desired...to come unto you--He says this lest they should suspect that he from jealousy prevented Apollos' coming to them; perhaps they had expressly requested Apollos to be sent...

Hebrews 10:12

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this man--emphatic (Heb 3:3). for ever--joined in English Version with "offered one sacrifice"; offered one sacrifice, the efficacy of which endures for ever; literally. "continuously," (compare...

Hebrews 12:12

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He addresses them as runners in a race, and pugilists, and warriors [Chrysostom]. The "wherefore" is resumed from Heb 12:1. lift up--In Isa 35:3, from which Paul here quotes, it is, "Strengthen ye...

Acts 18:5 - 6

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And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia--that is, from Thessalonica, whither Silas had probably accompanied Timothy when sent back from Athens (see on Ac 17:15). Paul was pressed in...

Galatians 2:12

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certain--men: perhaps James' view (in which he was not infallible, any more than Peter) was that the Jewish converts were still to observe Jewish ordinances, from which he had decided with the...

Colossians 4:18

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Paul's autograph salutation (so 1Co 16:21; 2Th 3:17), attesting that the preceding letter, though written by an amanuensis, is from himself. Remember my bonds--Already in this chapter he had...

2 Corinthians 12:14

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the third time--See Introduction to the first Epistle. His second visit was probably a short one (1Co 16:7), and attended with humiliation through the scandalous conduct of some of his converts...

Galatians 5:10

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Greek, "I (emphatical: 'I on my part') have confidence in the Lord with regard to you (2Th 3:4), that ye will be none otherwise minded" (than what by this Epistle I desire you to be, Php 3:15). but...

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