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CHAPTER VI. 21–24.



21 But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a be

loved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to

you all things : 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.


PARAPHRASE. 21 Tychicus, a beloved brother, and faithful ninister of the

Lord, in the work of the Gospel, shall acquaint you how

matters stand with me, and how I do, and give you a parti22 cular account how all things stand here. I have sent him, on

purpose, to you, that you might know the state of our affairs, 23 and that he might comfort your hearts. Peace be to the bre

thren, and love, with faith, from God the Father, and the 24 Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all those that love our

Lord Jesus Christ with sincerity a.

NOTES. 24 & Ey a podporo," 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, superior 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 stisl 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.


Ι Ν D Ε Χ.

N. B. Where letters are added to the numbers, they refer to Notes at

the bottom of the pages.


Benevolence, what it signifies, (1 Cor. vii.)

113, a. - Abide in the same calling, how Boasting, how taken from the Jews this phrase is to be understood, by the Gospel,

278, a. page 116, f. Bodies, why St. Paul requires Abolished, how the law of Moses them to be presented to God, was abolished by Christ, 419, k.

361, a. Accursed, to whom the apostle ulti- Bondage, what it signifies, (2 Cor. mately applies this, (Gal. i.) xi.)

232, e. 33, c. Born after the flesh, and spirit, Adam, all men became mortal by beautiful expressions,

60, d. his sin,

293, a. out of due time, the apostle Adoption, belonged only to the Paul's saying so of himself exJews before Christ's coming, plained,

167, a. 398, h. Brother, why Paul called Timothy Aw, how used in the New Testa- 80,

186, a. ment,

411, 1 : 429, r. By his own power, how to be unAnointed, what it signifies, (2 Cor. derstood,

111, s. i.) 192, b. By, sometimes signifies, in the time

425, i. B.


Baptism, how it obliges to holiness,


302, a. Baptized into one's name, what it Calling upon Christ, the meaning means,

80, c. of that expression, 348, n.

215 *

419, k.

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327, F.

325, g.

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Clear in this matter, what it signi- Faith, what Paul meant by hearing

of the Ephesians' faith, 405, a.
Covenant of grace and works, how Faithful in Christ Jesus, what this
they differ,

description signifies,

394, b.
Covetousness, used for exorbitant Flesh, what to be in the flesh

435, c. means,
Created all things by Jesus Christ, Fleshly tables of the heart, the
what that phrase means, 426, p. apostle's allusion in that phrase,

197, C.

From faith to faith, that phrase

means wholly of faith, 257, e.
Dead in trespasses and sins, mean Fulfilled in us, in what sense to be

ing of that phrase, 412, t. understood,
Deeds of the law, what are meant
by them,

275, 1.

Discerning, what it imports, (1
Cor. xi.)

145, g. Gather together in one all things,

what is to be understood by that

400, r.

Gentiles, several epithets given
Eat and drink unworthily, (1 thern by St. Paul,

287, e.
Cor. xi.) what it signifies,

how, being converted, they
144, c. gloried in God,

290, h.
Election, what it signifies, (Rom.

St. Paul speaks of them

353, f.

in the style of we and us,
Ends of the world, what that ex-

396, b.
pression means,

131, g. Glory of God, (Rom. iii. 23) what
Endured with Jong-sufferance, meant by,
what that expression implies, Glory, or boast, how St. Paul did
313, y. it,

234, i.
Enemies, how the unbelieving

how the Gentile converts did
Jews are so called,
357, r. it,

287, b: 290, &
Epistles of Paul, causes of their how God is the Father of it,
4, &c.

407, c.
expositors often put their God, in what sense it is said God
own sense on them,

is one, (Gal. in.)

50, c.
the author's way of study- Gods many and Lords many, in
ing, and method of interpreting what sense to be understood,

122, c.
Esau have 1 hated, to be taken in Grace, how it is said much more
a national sense,

33:), m. to abound, (Rom. v.) 301, e.
Establishment of the Gentile Chris-

what it is to be under grace,
tians, how taken care of by St.

306, o

254,1. the glory of it appeared
Every soul, the meaning of it, peculiarly in the first converts,
(Rom. xiii.)
367, a.

402, u: 413, x.
Examine, (1 Cor. xi.) how to be

144, e.

Expedient, (1 Cor. vi.) what it
relates to,

109, p. Habitation of God, how the church
is so called,

422 n.

Have pleasure in, (Rom. i.) what
it imports,

261, x.
Faith, what it imports, (1 Cor. xii.) Heavenly places, (Ephes. i.) how

to be understood,

396 : 408, g.



150, g.

283, g.

56, &

273, f.

262, y.

Heir of the world, in what sense Law, in what respect sincere Chris-
Abraham was so,

tians are not under it, 306, o.
Him, (1 Cor. xvi.) refers to the how its dominion over a man
spiritual man,

91, o.

is to be understood, 310, c.
Hoped first in Christ, who they in what sense believers are
402, u. dead to it,


how it is weak through the

324, k.

of the Jews, how said to be
Jacob have I loved, &c. to be taken weak and beggarly,

in a national sense, 339, m. of sin and death, what is
Jews, whence they had great au meant by it,

328, f.
thority among the Gentiles, 247 Lie, the apostle plainly uses it for

- remained zealous for the law sin in general,
of Moses after they believed, 248 Lord is that Spirit, the meaning of
the only distinction between this expression,

201, r.
them and the Gentiles under
the Gospel,

Inexcusable, upon

what account
the Jews were so,

ibid. Malice, (1 Cor. xiv.) used in an
Inheritance of God, the Gentiles extensive sense,

162, k.
on their believing became so, Man, the two principles in him,

402, s. flesh and spirit, described, 65-6
Inns, not used in eastern countries Manifestation of the sons of God, the
as among us.

382, b. meaning of that phrase, 332, t.
Israel, in a spiritual sense, includes Many, put for all mankind, 295, e.

the believing Gentiles, 338, h. Men, carnal and spiritual, distin-
Israelites, in respect of what their

93, b, c.
minds were blinded, 200, n. Messiah, how the Jews expected
Justification, how ascribed to our deliverance from him, 347, k.
Saviour's resurrection, 348, 1. Ministration of righteousness, why

what of life, (Rom. v.) what the Gospel is so called, 199, i.
it means,

298, m. Mortal and incorruptible, (1 Cor.

xv.) how to be understood, 176, o.

Mystery, the meaning of,
Knowledge, (Rom. i.) signifies ac-


260, r.

Newness of spirit, what meant by

314, b.

Not named or known, what it sig-
Law, by St. Paul usually called nifies,

105, C.

46, c.
what is meant by being with-

out a law,

265, g;
taken for the whole oid Offence, how the law entered,

274, k. that the offence might abound,
what deeds of the law sig-

299, a.

275, 1. Offended, (Rom. xiv.) what it
used in Scripture for a com means,

375, m.

how to
mand with a penalty annexed, One God, (Rom. iii.),

294, CA
be understood,

278, d.
how the phrase the law

(Gal. iii.) the meaning
entered (Rom. v.) is to be un of the expression, but God
299, a. one,

· 50, c.


385, i.


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