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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...

1 Corinthians 5:2

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puffed up--with your own wisdom and knowledge, and the eloquence of your favorite teachers: at a time when ye ought to be "mourning" at the scandal caused to religion by the incest. Paul mourned...

1 Timothy 6:6

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But--Though they err in this, there is a sense in which "piety is" not merely gain, but "great means of gain": not the gaining which they pursue, and which makes men to be discontented with their...

2 John 1:3

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Grace be with you--One of the oldest manuscripts and several versions have "us" for you. The Greek is literally, "Grace shall be with us," that is, with both you and me. A prayer, however, is...

Hebrews 13:20

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Concluding prayer. God of peace--So Paul, Ro 15:33; 16:20; 2Co 13:11; Php 4:9; 1Th 5:23;2Th 3:16. The Judaizing of the Hebrews was calculated to sow seeds of discord among them, of disobedience to...

Acts 16:6 - 8

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Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia--proceeding in a northwesterly direction. At this time must have been formed "the churches of Galatia" (Ga 1:2; 1Co 16:1);...

1 Corinthians 16:22

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A solemn closing warning added in his own hand as in Eph 6:24; Col4:18. the Lord--who ought to be "loved" above Paul, Apollos, and all other teachers. Love to one another is to be in connection...

Philippians 4:15

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Now--"Moreover." Arrange as Greek, "Ye also know (as well as I do myself)." in the beginning of the gospel--dating from the Philippian Christian era; at the first preaching of the Gospel at...

1 Timothy 3:14

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write I...hoping--that is, "though I hope to come unto thee shortly" (1Ti 4:13). As his hope was not very confident (1Ti 3:15), he provides for Timothy's lengthened superintendence by giving him...

2 Peter 1:12

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Wherefore--as these graces are so necessary to your abundant entrance into Christ's kingdom (2Pe 1:10, 11). I will not be negligent--The oldest manuscripts read, "I will be about always to put you...

Hebrews 2:3

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we--who have received the message of salvation so clearly delivered to us (compare Heb 12:25). so great salvation--embodied in Jesus, whose very name means "salvation," including not only...

Colossians 1:23

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If--"Assuming that," &c.: not otherwise shall ye be so presented at His appearing (Col 1:22). grounded--Greek, "founded," "fixed on the foundation" (compare Note, see on Eph 3:17; Lu 6:48, 49). ...

Hebrews 13:7

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Two manifestations of "brotherly love," hospitality and care for those in bonds. Be not forgetful--implying it was a duty which they all recognized, but which they might forget to act on (Heb 13:3,...

Acts 28:15

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And from thence, when the brethren--of Rome heard of us--by letter from Puteoli, and probably by the same conveyance which took Julius' announcement of his arrival. they came to meet us as far as...

1 Thessalonians 3:11

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Translate, "May God Himself, even our Father (there being but one article in the Greek, requires this translation, 'He who is at once God and our Father'), direct," &c. The "Himself" stands in...

2 Timothy 2:18

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erred--Greek, "missed the aim" (see 1Ti 6:21). is past already--has already taken place. The beginnings of the subsequent Gnostic heresy already existed. They "wrested" (2Pe 3:16) Paul's own words...

Acts 16:3

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Him would Paul have to go forth with him--This is in harmony with all we read in the Acts and Epistles of Paul's affectionate and confiding disposition. He had no relative ties which were of...

1 Corinthians 16:1

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collection for the saints--at Jerusalem (Ro 15:26) and in Judea (Ac11:29, 30; 24:17; compare 2Co 8:4; 9:1, 12). He says "saints" rather than "the poor," to remind the Corinthians that in giving, it...

Galatians 1:1

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apostle--in the earliest Epistles, the two to the Thessalonians, through humility, he uses no title of authority; but associates with him "Silvanus and Timotheus"; yet here, though "brethren" (Ga...

1 Corinthians 15:32

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Punctuate thus: "If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me? If the dead rise not, let us eat and drink," &c. [Bengel]. If "merely as a man" (with the...

Galatians 1:4

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gave himself--(Ga 2:20); unto death, as an offering. Found only in this and the Pastoral Epistles. The Greek is different in Eph 5:25 (see on Eph 5:25). for our sins--which enslaved us to the...

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