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. UPON THE

COMMENT
Epistles and Gospels,
Church of ENGLAND
SUNDAYS and HOLY-Days

Appointed to be used in the

ON ALL

Throughout the Year.
Designed to Excite Devotion, and

promote the knowledge and Practice of I.
Sincere Piety and Virtue.

V O L. II.
Beginning with the First Sunday, after Epiphany.
By GEORGE STANHO PE, D. D.

Late Dean of Canterbury.
The Fifth Edition.

LONDON:
Printed for J. and J. KNAPTON; A. BettesWorth and

C. Hitch; 1. HAZARD; E. PARKER; R. WILLIAMSON ;
S. Birt; B. Motte; S. HARDING, and T. OSBORNE.
MDCCXXXII.

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PARAPHRASE and Comment

Upon all the Epistles and Gospels,

Used throughout the Year.

VOL. II.

The First Sunday after the Epiphany.

The COLLECT.
Lord, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the
Prayers of thy People which call upon thee; and Rom. xii. 26

grant that they may both perceive and know what Coloff. i. 9. things they ought to do, and also may have Grace and Power Phil. ii. 13. faithfully to fulfil the same through Jesus Christ our Lord. Hebr. xiii. 216 Amen.

The E PISTL E.
Rom. xii: 1.

PARAPHRASE, T Befeecb you tberefore, Bret bren, by the mercies of 1. Since then the

| God, that ye present your Bodies a living facri- Goodness of God is so I face, boly, acceptable unto God, wbicb is your ra- exceeding great, as the fonable Service.

former part of this E

pistle hath fewed (in making all Men capable of Salvation by the Righteousness of Faith, delivering us from the Rigour and Bondage of the Law, and admitting Gentiles, as well as Jews, to be partakers of the Gospel-Covenant) let me conjure you, by this Goodness, to offer and dedicate to God, your Persons, a living (instead of the formerly dead ) Sacrifice, a pure, and holy, (as those were withcut blemish ) and acceptable (for its own sake, which those were not.) For This will be an Oblation of rational, as those were of brute and irrational Creatures, and proceeds upon rational Motives.

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