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17 Ye therefore, belov- 17 Υμεις ουν, αγαπητοι, ed, seeing ye know these πρoγινωσκοντες, φυλασσεσθε, things before, beware lest ένα μη τη των αθεσμων πλαye also, being led away

νη συναπαχθεντες, εκπεσητε with the error of the wick

του ιδιου σηριγμου. ed, fall from your own stedfastness : 18 But grow in grace,

18 Αυξανετε δε εν χαριτι and in the knowledge of και γνωσει του Κυρίου ημων our Lord and Saviour Je

και σωτηρος Ιησου Χριςου. sus Christ. To him be

Αυτή η δοξα και glory, both now and for

εις ημερας αιωνος. Αμην. Amen.

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that instead of thinking ill of Paul, he now admired him for his bold and steady maintaining of the truth.

Ver. 17.-1. Foreknowing tõese things, be on your guard. Here St. Peter teaches, that one great purpose for which the prophets were inspired to foretel the corruptions which were to arise in the church, and the evils which were to befal the sincere disciples of Christ, was to put them on their guard against these corruptions, and to arm them with fortitude to bear persecution.

2. Βε on your guard. The word φυλασσεσθε is a military term, denoting the action of soldiers, who keep guard in fortified towns or castles.

Ver. 18.-1. Until the day of eternity : So the original (ous musgay asaro) literally signifies. Bengelius on this expression remarks, that it teaches as that eternity is a day without any night; a real and perpetual day.

17 Ye therefore, be- 17 Ye therefore my beloved, foreloved, foreknowing these knowing the coming of the Lord to THINGS, be on your guard, judgment, and that scoffers will rilest being carried away dicule the promise of his coming, with others (Tarn, Eph. be on your guard, lest being seduced iv. 14.) by the deceit of the with others by the deceit of lawless lawless, ye fall from your teachers, ye fall from your own stedown stedfastness.

fastness in the faith and practice of

the gospel. 18 But grow in grace,

18 But instead of becoming unand in the knowledge of stable, grow ye in grace daily, and in our Lord and Saviour Je- the knowledge of the doctrine of our sus Christ. To him BE Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To glory both now and (815) him be glory ascribed by us his disciunto the day of eternity ples, both now, and until ihe day of Amen.2

eternity. Amen.

2. Amen. See Ephes. vi. 24. note 2. Benson remarks, that when this word is placed at the beginning of a sentence, it is an earnest asseveration. In the conclusion of a sentence it imports an earnest wish that it may be so.-The doxology with which this epistle concludes is evidently directed to Christ, as are some of the other doxologies in scripture.

END OF VOLUME V.

HAVE MADE ARRANGEMENTS TO PUT TO PRESS

THE FOUR GOSPELS,

TRANSLATED FROM THE GREEK,

WITH PRELIMINARY DISSERTATIONS

AND

NOTES CRITICAL AND EXPLANATORY.

BY GEORGE CAMPBELL, D.D. F. R. S. EDINBURGH.

Principal of the Marischal College, Aberdeen.

The publishers of Macknight on the ApostoličAL Epistles expressed their determination, should that work meet from the public a favourable reception, to proceed immediately with the publication of CAMPBELL on the Four Gospels. The five first volumes of the former are published, and the remaining volume is now in the press. Encouraged, therefore, by the very liberal subscription for that large and important work, and the great approbation which has been universally expressed of its typographical execution, the Editors are now proceeding to fulfil the latter part of their engagement.

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