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 9

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 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... believers who survive to the Advent will be over-clothed. "Who gave us the earnest of the spirit "--shews not only how God wrought him to the longing but also how infallible a guarantee he has of its being one day satisfied. 6, 7, 8. The event of either of the two possibilities, death (v. 1) or change, (vv. 2, j, 4 must be a happy one for him. It follows that he is of good courage "at all times," not only when, in the midst of suffering he contemplates the bright and as he was persuaded the probable issue of change, but also at times when death seemed imminent. Knowing ' that while he is at home in the body, he is absent from the Lord, ' and that the moment he quits it he will be at home with the Lord, 'he thinki it good rather, 'that is, holds it preferable to migrate from the body and in a disembodied state to pass to the immediate presence of his divine master. He would fain remain at his post to the end but the better thing for him would be to depart. There is no inconsistency with anything just said. A man may easily long for one thing when he knows that another maybe more for his own advantage. It is very interesting to compare this passage with Phil. i. 31-24, written at a later period and under different circumstances; still there is no contradiction but only a very natural modification of his feelings. What has obscured the sense of the verse before us is the idea that the original for "we think good rather" expresses a wish or something like it, as in the A.V. 'we are willing rather, ' which is not correct The grammatical structure of 6, 7, 8, is a little irregular. He had at first intended to say: --'Being courageous and knowing.... we think it good rather.' But the parenthesis in v. 7, inserted as an...show more

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