Q Q A>r.CI:.57. Heron's . ‘xx/IQ, PflRflPHKflS-E. TEXT. 11- firil (r), and alfo ~on tl1e Gentile. For with Bu‘g'°‘l'*l‘°“°“"$§*<>'




God there is no refpect of Perfons. For all that have finned without having "the pofitive Law of God, which was given the Ifraelites, {hall perifh (s) xvithout the Law; and all who have finned being under the Law, {hall be judged by the Law. (For the bare Heaters of the Law are not thereby juli or righteous in the fight of God ; but the Doers of the Law, they who exactly perform all that is commanded in it {hall be juPtified. For when the Gentiles who have no politive Law given them by God (t), do by the Direction of the Light of

peace, to every man worlteth good, to the Jew tint, and allo to the Gen- tile.

of perfons withGod.

for as many as have n finned without law, {hall alfo perifh without law ; and as many as have fin- ned in the law, {hall be judged by the law,

(For not the hearers of t; the law are jult before God, but the doers of the law {hall be juflified.

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which have not the law,

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9 & (l) T7” 3'5” filfi ‘"13 filfv I711 Gflnrfle. We f“ by Illfife {W0 Verfefi, and ab. t. t6. that St. Rim carefully lays it down, that there was now under the Gofpel. no other Natio- nal Diflinélion between the jews and the Gentiles, but only a Priority in the Offer of the Gofyel, and in the Defignot Rewards and Punifhments, according as the jews obey’d ornot. XVhich may farther fatisty us, that the Diflitiélion which St. Paul infrfis on f0 much here, and all through the firfl part of this Epiflle is National, the Cornpatilon being between the jews as nationally the Peoyle of God; and the Gentiles, as not the People of God before the Melfias; and that under the Mefiias the Profellors ofllhrillianity, confilling tnofl of qmvettcd Gentiles, were the Peoyle or" God, owned and acknowledged as [uch by him, the anbelieving jews being reyeeled. and the Unbelieving Gentiles never received, but that yet. peglonsailly both ]ews and Fentiles, eve\ry {tingle Perfon, {hall be punifiied for his own pllftir u at in, as appears y t 1c two next "er es.

n. (s) 'A'IN\\?V1EI,_ jlnrll [any]; -, xpévfrrov-rvz, jinzll lie judged. Thofe under the Law St. Paul {ays ihall be jndg dly the Law; and this is eally to coilceive, becaufe they were under a yofitive Law, wherein Lite and Death were annexed as the Reward and Punifhment of Qbedience and Difobtdience, but of the Gentiles who were not under that pofitive Law, he lays barely that they {hall fenfli. St..l’azil does not ufe thefe {o eminently difiering Ex- fIClliOéiS for ‘nolthinli; ;dthey will, ll think, give fume light to ab. 5. r3. and my Interpteta» tion o it, i t iey ea us no art ier.

14 (z) Mir vbtm/ hygiene‘; IJJIJHIgNOI the Law, or not {Mving a Law. The Apoflle by the word Law generally in this Epiille fignifying a pofitive Law given by God, and promulga- ted by a Revelation from Heaven, with the Sanction of declared Rewards andPunilhments annexed to it, it is not improbable that. in this Verfe (where by the Greek Particle he fo plainly points out the Law of Illa/er) by ViIpQ, without the Article, may intend Law 1n general, in his Senfe of a Law, and ['0 this Verfe may be tranllated thus; For when the‘ Gentile: who have not a Law, do by Nature the zbing: contained in r716 Law 5 tbefc not. having a Law, are a Iaaw to rbevrfelces. And {i0 vsr. u. A: many a: bane fimzed, being under a Law; jbali be judged bya Law. For though from Adam to Chrift there was no revealed pofitive Law, but that given to the Ifraelirer, yet it is certain that by jefus Chrill a pofitive Law from Heaven is given to all hlankind, and that thofe to whom this has been promulgated by the Preaching of the Gofpel, are all under it, and (hall be jndgfi by it.

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