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22 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.

23 Peace be to the brethren, and love, with faith, from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.


matters stand with me, and how I do, and give you a 22 particular account how all things stand here. I have sent him, on purpose, to you, that you might know the state of our affairs, and that he might comfort your 23 hearts. Peace be to the brethren, and love, with faith, from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace be with all those that love our Lord Jesus Christ with sincerity.


24 a 'Ev aplapoía, "in sincerity," so our translation; the greek word signifies, "in incorruption." St. Paul closes all his epistles, with this benediction, " grace be with you;" but this here is so peculiar a way of expressing himself, that it may give us some reason to inquire what thoughts suggested it. It has been remarked, more than once, that the main business of his epistle is that, which fills his mind, and guides his pen, in his whole discourse. In this to the ephesians he sets forth the gospel, as a dispensation so much, in every thing, superiour to the law; that it was to debase, corrupt, and destroy the gospel, to join circumcision and the observance of the law, as necessary to it. Having writ this epistle to this end, he here in the close, having the same thought still upon his mind, pronounces favour on all those that love the Lord Jesus Christ in incorruption, i. e. without the mixing, or joining any with him, in the work of our salvation, that may render the gospel useless and ineffectual. For thus he says, Gal. v. 2, "If ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing." This I submit to the consideration of the judicious reader.




N. B. Where Letters are added to the Numbers, they refer to Notes at
the Bottom of the Pages.


ABIDE in the same calling, how
this phrase is to be understood,
p. 126, f.
Abolished, how the law of Moses

was abolished by Christ, 462, k.
Accursed, to whom the apostle ul-
timately applies this, (Gal. i.)

32, c.
Adam, all men became mortal by
his sin,
323, a.
Adoption, belonged only to the
jews before Christ's coming,
440, h.
Air, how used in the New Testa-
453, 1: 473, r.
Anointed, what it signifies, (2 Cor.
212, b.


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DEAD in trespasses and sins,
meaning of that phrase, 455, t.

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GATHER together in one all
things, what is to be understood
by this expression, 442, г.
Gentiles, several epithets given
them by St. Paul, 317, e.
how, being converted, they
320, h.
St. Paul speaks of them in
the style of we and us, 437, b.
Glory of God, (Rom. iii. 23.)
what meant by, 304, q.
Glory, or boast, how St. Paul did

gloried in God,



259, i.
how the gentile converts did
316, b: 320, g.
how God is the father of it,
449, C.
God, in what sense it is said God
is one, (Gal. iii.)
51, C.
Gods many and Lords many, in
what sense to be understood,
133, c.
Grace how it is said much more to
abound, (Rom. v.) 317, e.
what it is to be under grace,
337, 0.

the glory of it appeared pe-
culiarly in the first converts,
444, u: 456, x.


FAITH, what it imports, (1 Cor.

166, g.
what Paul meant by hear-
ing of the ephesians faith, 447,a.
Faithful in Christ Jesus, what this
description signifies, 436, b.
Flesh, what to be in the flesh
360, y.
Fleshly tables of the heart, the
apostle's allusion in that phrase,
218, c.
From faith to faith, that phrase
means wholly of faith, 283, e.

HABITATION of God, how the
church is so called, 465, n.
Have pleasure in, (Rom. i.) what
it imports,
288, x.
Heavenly places, (Ephes. i.) how

to be understood, 440: 450, g.
Heir of the world, in what sense
Abraham was so,
312, g.
Him, (1 Cor. xvi.) refers to the
spiritual man,
96, 0.
Hoped first in Christ, who they
444, u.

I and J.

JACOB have I loved, &c. to be
taken in a national sense, 374, m.
Jews, whence they had great au-
thority among the gentiles, 278
- remained zealous for the law
of Moses after they believed, 274
the only distinction between
them and the gentiles under the
289, y.
Inexcusable, upon what account
the jews were so,
Inheritance of God, the gentiles on
their believing became so, 443, s.
Inns, not used in eastern countries
422, b.
Israel, in a spiritual sense, includes
the believing gentiles, 372, h.
Israelites, in respect of what their

as among us,

minds were blinded, 221, n.
Justification, how ascribed to our
Saviour's resurrection, 383, 1.
of life, (Rom. v.)

what it means,


313, m.

KNOWLEDGE, (Rom. i.) signi-
fies acknowledgment, 287, r,


LAW, by St. Paul usually called
46, c.

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MALICE, (1 Cor. xiv.) used in an
extensive sense,

179, k.
Man, the two principles in him,
flesh and spirit, described, 66-7.
Manifestation of the sons of God,
the meaning of that phrase,
365, t.
Many, put for all mankind, 325, e.
Men, carnal and spiritual, distin-
99, b, c.
Messiah, how the jews expected
deliverance from him, 383, k.
Ministration of righteousness, why
the gospel is so called, 220, i.
Mortal and incorruptible, (I Cor.
xv.) how to be understood,
195, 0.
Mystery, the meaning of, 426, i.

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