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18. ye would (r). But if ye be led (s) || peace, long-suffering, gentleness,
of the Spirit, ye are not under | goodness, faith, meekness, tem19. the law (t). Now the works of perance : against such there is no 23.
the flesh (u) are manifest; which law(z). And they that are Christ's 24.
are these; dultery, fornication, have crucified (a) the flesh with 20. uncleanness, lasciviousness, idol. the affections and lusts.
atry, witchcraft, hatred, variance,
emulations, wrath, strife, sedi The Gospel. Luke xvii. 11. 21. tions, heresies, envyings, mur
And it came to pass, as Jesus ders, drunkenness, revellings, and went to Jerusalem, that he passed such like: of the which I tell you through the midst of Samaria and before, as I have also told you in Galilee (6). And as he entered 12. time past, that they which do such into a certain village, there met
things shall not inherit the king him ten men that were lepers, 22. dom of God. But the fruit of which stood afar off (c): and they 13. the Spirit (x) is love (
lifted up their voices, and said,
9.17. (r) “ The things that ye would,” i.e. up to its precepts, how much of private
every thing you wish ; both what the and of national misery would be avoided,
plies, is well commented upon in a tract 0.18. (s) “ Led of the spirit,” i. e. follow of the late Mr. Soame Jenyns, who con
the dictates of the spirit of God, or the siders it as carrying with it a greater
degree of conviction than even the pro. 18. (1) “ Under the law.” Under an phecies or the miracles. See ante 179.
obligation to conform to the Mosaical in (z) “ No law." These are princi. 0.23.
" through the spirit. mortify the deeds v. 19. (u) “ The works of the flesh,” i. e. Il “ of the body, shall live." See ante 182.
the works to which a compliance with note on Rom. viii. 14.
(6) “ Samaria and Galilee.” It has .11. D. 22. (x) “ The fruit of the spirit," i. e, already been noticed that it was chiefly
the things to which following the dic in Galilee that our Saviour lived, &c. and
displayed his mighty power ; and so ful-
" Jesus, Master, have mercy on us to all things profitable to our 14. “ us.” And when he saw them, || salvation, through Jesus Christ
he said unto them, “ Go shew (d) our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Gal. vi. 11. 15. went, they were cleansed. And | Ye see how large a letter I have
one of them, when he saw that | written unto you with mine own he was healed, turned back, and | hand. As many as desire to make
with a loud voice glorified God; || a fair shew (f) in the flesh, they 16. and fell down on his face at his constrain you to be circumcised,
feet, giving him thanks : and he only (8) lest they should suffer 17. was a Samaritan (e). And Jesus persecution for the cross (b) of
answering said, “Were there not Christ. For neither they them“ ten cleansed ? but where are selves who are circumcised keep “ the nine ? There are not found the law; but desire to have you " that returned to give glory to circumcised, that they may glory .66 God, save this stranger.” And in your Aesh (i). But God forhe said unto him, “ Arise, go bid that I should glory, save in " thy way: thy faith hath made the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, 166 thee whole.”
by whom the world (k) is cruci
fied unto me, and I unto the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity.
world. For in Christ Jesus nei
ther circumcision availeth any The Collect.
thing, nor uncircumcision, but a KEEP, we beseech thee, O Lord, new creature (1). And as many thy Church with thy perpetual as walk according to this rule (m), mercy : and because the frailty peace be on them, and mercy, of man without thee cannot but and upon (n) the Israel of fall, keep us ever by thy help God. From henceforth let no il from all things hurtful, and lead
man trouble me @); for I bear
(d) “ Shew," &c. Whoever was cured of a leprosy, was bound to appear before the priest, to satisfy him of the cure, Levit. xiv. Our Saviour's command therefore, that they should go and shew themselves, &c. implied, that before they reached the priest, they should be
cleansed. 21.16. (e) “ A Samaritan.” And therefore
thought contemptuously of by the Jews. 0.12.
« To make a fair shew," &c. To keep up appearances with the Jews; or to live in outward honour, worldly con
object, to avoid persecution ; for accord-
up to the Mosaic law.
ing that alone as sufficient, and decrying
circumcision, and all the Mosaic institu. tions ; for professing a dependance upon Christ alone. See Gal. v. 11.
(i) “ In your flesh," i. e. in having made you conform to the Mosaic rites.
(k) “ The world,” i. e. all worldly? pursuits, advantages, &c.
(1) “ A new creature," i. e. with change of habits, dispositions, &c. ac. cording to John iji. 3. “ born again." See ante 161. note on John iii. 3:
(m) “ This rule,” i. e. of glorying in the cross of Christ, and in that only, and of becoming “ a new creature."
(n) For" and upon," read, “as upon." !
(0) “ Trouble me," i.e. by calling in question whether I do not tolerate and sanction a compliance with the Mosaic institutions ; for I have upon my body the marks of what I have suffered for
in my body the marks of the ll “ nor gather into barns; yet 18. Lord Jesus. Brethren, the grace “ your heavenly Father feedeth
of our Lord Jesus Christ be with them. Are ye not much betyour Spirit. Amen.
66 ter than they? Which of you 27.
" by taking thought can add (t) The Gospel. Matt. vi. 24. (p)
“ one cubit unto his stature ? * No man (9) can serve two | “ And why take ye thought 28. “ masters: for either he will “ for raiment ? Consider the “ hate the one, and love the “ lilies (u) of the field, how they “ other; or else he will hold to grow; they toil not, neither do “ the one, and despise the other. they spin : and yet I say unto 29. “ Ye cannot serve God and you, that even Solomon in all “ Mammon (r). Therefore I say “ his glory was not arrayed like
unto you, Take no thought (s) " one of these. Wherefore, if 30.
for your life, what ye shall “ God so clothe the grass of the “ eat, or what ye shall drink; “ field, which to-day is, and to“ nor yet for your body, what - morrow is cast into the oven, 6 ye shall put on. Is not the " shall he not much more clothe “ life more than meat, and the s you, O ye of little faith? “ body than raiment? Behold “ Therefore take no thought, 31. " the fowls of the air : for they “ saying, What shall we eat ? or, “ sow not, neither do they reap,
6 What shall we drink? or,
standing up for the sufficiency of Christ,
(p) This is part of that discourse called “ the Sermon on the Mount."
(9). “ No man,” &c. Our Saviour had v.24. just been exhorting them to lay up for themselves treasures, not upon earth, but in heaven; and the object here is to guard against their being too much engrossed by worldly pursuits.
(r) Mammon," i. e. wealth, riches, v. 24. called in the parable of the unjust steward, ante 186. Luke xvi. 9, 11. “ the “ Mammon of unrighteousness," " the “ unrighteous Mammon."
(s) ~ Take no thought," not lite- v.25. rally, but comparatively; be not over anxious about it ; let it not occupy so much of your time, &c. as to prevent your attention to weightier matters.
(t) “ Can add;" &c. The meaning is, v.2 can any thing, however unimportant, be done by man, without the sanction, or against the will of God? And if not, God, if he thinks fit, will frustrate all your worldly pursuits.
(u) “ The lilies," &c. Many of our v. 28. Saviour's expressions arose from objects in his view at the time: the sentiment would be brought back to the recollection of his hearers whenever the object again occurred.
" Wherewithal shall we be || more by thy help and goodness, 32. “ clothed ? (for after all these || through Jesus Christ our Lord.
" things do the Gentiles seek :) Amen.
The Epistle. Ephes. iii. 13.
strengthened (6) with might by
his Spirit in the inner man; that Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity.
Christ may dwell (c) in your hearts
by faith ; that ye, being rooted The Collect.
and grounded in love, may be O LORD, we beseech thee, let able to comprehend with all thy continual pity cleanse and saints, what is the breadth (d), defend thy Church; and because and length, and depth and height; it cannot continue in safety with and to know the love of Christ, out thy succour, preserve it ever. which passeth knowledge (e), that
(x) “ For you.” This Epistle is supposed to have been written by St. Paul whilst he was in confinement at Rome. It was owing to his exertions among the Gentiles, and to his preaching amongst them, “that the Jews were no longer God's “ peculiar people, and that the Mosaic « institutions were no longer to be con“ sidered essential,” that the tumult was raised against him at Jerusalem, which led to his confinement at Cesarea, and - afterwards at Rome. See Atts xxi. 28. .-xxii. 22. he might well therefore describe his tribulations, as tribulations for
them, as being Gentiles.
ing at them, you should glory in them.
with confidence, not fear.
forward to verse 16., that God would
(a) “ Whole family," i. e. all Christ-
« children of God, and if children, then “ heirs, heirs of God, and joint heirs " with Christ."
(6) “ To be strengthened,” &c. i.e. Do in plainer terms, “ to have courage in “ your hearts, that God would inspire “ you with fortitude, &c.".
(c) “ May dwell,” &c. i.e. that you may make your hearts fit for his reception; that you may act in all instances as
if he dwelt within you, as if he animated | all your thoughts and actions.
(d) “ The breadth,” &c. This is per." haps nothing but a figurative mode of expressing “perfect knowledge;" to comprehend all things with the utmost aco curacy, with as much certainty as a man has who has measured the breadth, length, &c, of any solid body or space : or it may mean, to comprehend with this dis. tinctness the mystery of calling in the Gentiles.
(e) “ Which passeth knowledge,"i. e. V. which is better than all other knowledge, or, which is greater than any love ever known before, or, which is so great as that it can hardly be fully apprehende
ye might be filled with all the || " say unto thee, Arise.” And 15. 20. fullness of God. Now unto him || he that was dead sat up (k), and
that is able to do exceeding began to speak. And he deliabundantly above all that we ask vered him to his mother. And 16.
or think, according to the power there came a fear (1) on all : and 21. that worketh in us, unto him be || they glorified God, saying, “That
glory in the Church by Christ | “a great prophet is risen up
“ hath visited his people.” And. 17.
this rumour of him went forth The Gospel. Luke vii. 11.
throughout all Judea, . and And it came to pass the day
throughout all the region round
Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity.
The Colleet. carried out (b), the only son (0)
Lord, we pray thee, that thy of his mother, and she was a
grace may always prevent and widow : and much people of the
follow us; and make us conticity was with her. And when
nually to be given to all good the Lord saw her, he had com
works, through Jesus Christ our passion on her, and said unto
Lord. Amen. 14. her, “ Weep not.” And he
came and touched the bier : and The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 1.
and known. See ante 33. note on
Philipp. iv. 7.
be equal with God: as full of love to-
(2) “ His disciples, and much peo. “ ple.” This miracle therefore was peculiarly public : many people were with our Saviour, and according to verse 12. many with the widow.
(6) « Carried out.” It was nut lawful for the Jews to bury within their cities, because all dead bodies were by the law
unclean. 112. (i) “ Only Son,'' “ and she was a
" widow." These circumstances are noticed, to shew how proper a case our Saviour singled out, a case of peculiar distress to the mother, and therefore - strongly calling for compassion,
(k) • Sat up.” This miracle corresponds in character with the rest of our Saviour's miracles. It was public, a
work of mercy, and typical, implying a
(1) “ A fear,” &c. We are apt to v.16.
(m) « Of the Lord,” i.e. for his ex- 0. I. ertions, &c. in the cause of Christianity. This Epistle is supposed to have been written whilst he was in confinement at Rome.