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THE EPISTLE OF THE APOSTLE PAUL
BY THE LATE
JOAN BROWN, D.D.,
PROFESSOR OF EXEGETICAL THEOLOGY TO THE UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH,
BROUGHTON PLACE, EDINBURGH.
DAVID SMITH, D.D.,
EDINBURGH: WILLIAM OLIPHANT AND CO.
LONDON : HAMILTON, ADAMS, AND CO.
CONTENTS OF VOL. II.
PART I I.-PRACTICA L.
1. Principal Matters,
2. Greek Words and Phrases remarked on,
3. Authors referred to,
4. Texts of Scripture,
EPISTLE OF THE APOSTLE PAUL
§ 1. General Exhortation to Perseverance, and Warning against
Apostasy. Chap. x. 19-xii. 29.
The preceding part of this Epistle has been chiefly occupied with stating, proving, and illustrating some of the grand peculiarities of Christian doctrine; and the remaining part of it is entirely devoted to an injunction and enforcement of those duties which naturally result from the foregoing statements. The paragraph, vers. 19-23, obviously consists of two parts :—a statement of principles, which are taken for granted as having been fully proved ; and an injunction of duties, grounded on the admission of these principles. “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which He hath consecrated for us through the vail, that is to say, His flesh; and having an High Priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering (for He is