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Ju.Cl\_57_ Nerani . , calf, P/iK/IPHRASE. TEXT. art (ml, that judgeft (n) m- calrurefi another; f-Cfivef thou art that judg. F . ,_,: _ - _ ell: for wherein thou or whcicni thou iudgell another, thou con- ,ud,,efl,,,,,,h¢, mo“ w, demneit thy felf: For thou that juclgeli art a- deninell thy feliflorthou 2, lei): guilty indoing the fame things. But this :R';‘l§j:dg““'d°fi‘h°l“"‘¢ w: are fure of, that the Judgment that God _ Bu’? we are fure not the pailes upon any Qrienders, 1s accordngto (o) iiéfgiiilifgllsootfruitffdsjmilcd 3. lrutli, right and iult. Canl’: thou who dolt. the“,“hichcomfxiffucl,


And thinkefl thou this, O man, that judgefl them which do fueh things, and

thole things which thou condernneli in ano- ther, think that thou lhalt efcape the condem-


“- Judgment of God ? God, whatever thou mayfl think, is no Refpefier of Perfons : Both Jews as well as Gentiles, that are perverily contentious agiinil others, and do not them- felvesobey the Gofpel, {hall meet with XVrath, and indignation from God: And Gen- tires as well as Jews, whom the Goodnefs and Forbearance of God bringeth to Repen- tance, and an humble fubmillive Acceptance of the Golpel, fhall- find Acceptance with God, and eternal Life in the Kingdom of the Mefhas 5 from WhlCll if thou art content}, "‘ OUa to fhut out the Gentiles, thou manifeflly fhutteit out thy fell’.

(m) O Min, xii/informer zbou art. It is plain fromwer. t7, 8:17. and the whole Tenor oftnis Chapter, that Sr_ Rm! by thefe words means the Jews; but there are two vifible Reafons why he {peaks in thefe terms : 1]}. He makes his Conclufion general, as having the more Force, but lels Ofience, than if he had bluntly named the Jews, whom he is ve-

ry careful in all this Izpilile to treat in the fofteik manner imaginable. zdl]. He ufes the-

term Mm emphatically, in Oppolition to God in the next Verfe.

(n) judge/f. There will need nothing to be [aid to thole who read this Epiflle with the leafl Attention, to prove that the jrrdghzg which St. Paul here fpeaksof, was, that Averfion which the Jews generally had to the Gentiles, f0 that the unconverted Jews could not bear with the Thoughts of a Mellias, that admitted the Heathen equally with them into his Kingdom; not could tne converted Jews be brought to admit them into their Communion, as the Peo- ple of God now equally with themfelves; f0 that they generally, both one and t’othet, Judgfd them unworthy the Favour of God, and out of Capacity to become his People any

other way, but by Circumcilion, and an Obfervancerof the ritual Parts of the Law, the In»

excullblenelis and Abfurdity whereof St. Rml fhews in this Chapter.

2. (i) 4dufardalllé7 l0 THU/J, doth, .1 fuppofe, fignify not barely a true Judgment, which will rtalld in oppofnion to erroneous, and that will not take elieélz, but fomething more, i. c. according to the Truth of his Predifiions and Threats. As if he had (aid, But i? God in judgment call off the Jews from being any longer his People, we know this to " be according to his Truth, who hath forewarnedthem of it. Ye Jews judge the Gentiles not to be received into the People of God, and refufe them Admittance into the King- dom of the Meflias, though you break the Law as well as they, you judge as prejudiced " pailionate Men, But tne judgment of God againil you will flandfirm. The Reafon why he does it fo covertly, may be that which I have before mentioned, his great care not to {hock the Jews, efpecially here in the beginning, till he had got fafi hold upon them.

And hence poihbly it is that he calls obeying the Gofpel, ‘obeying the Trial), vet. 8. and .

zfes other the like foft Expreflions in this Chapter.