The Holy Bible; According to the Authorized Version (A.D. 1611), with an Explanatory and Critical Commentary and a Revision of the Translation, by Bishops and Other Clergy of the Anglican Church Volume 8
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...I in act before He called them so in word. The revelation both in communication (lyvdpio-a, I made known) and in reception (jjKowra, I heard, comp. viii. a8, note) is here presented as complete. This is one side of the truth. But the complete revelation given in the Lord's Presence needed a fuller unfolding (xvi. 11). He had not yet died and risen. It was the work of the Spirit to interpret afterwards little by little what He had revealed in word and life implicitly once for all (xiv. 16, iv Ta owijiari fiov, xvii. 26, To Svopa aov), 16. The Lord having set forth the aim of Christian joy through self-devotion, resting on a personal relation to Himself, shews how it is within reach of attainment. The stability of the connexion of "friendship" between the Lord and His disciples is assured by the fact that its origin lies with the Lord and not with man. This manifestation of love, like the divine love itself (1 John iv. 10), was not called out by anything in man. It was of divine grace, and therefore essentially sure. Ye did not choose me, or more exactly, It was not ye that chose me as your master as scholars ordinarily choose their master--the pronoun stands emphatically first--but I chose you as my friends. The choice may be either generally to discipleship, or specially to the apostolate. The use of the word in vi. 70 and xiii. 18 (comp. Acts i. 1), no less than the context, in which the eleven are regarded as representatives of the Lord in relation to His Church, favours the second interpretation. The power of the office of the apostles lay for them in the fact that it was not self-chosen. / have chosen I chose. The reference is to the historic fact of the calling, Luke vi. 13; Acts i. a. Comp. ch. vi. 70. and ordained (appointed, ...
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