Exposition on the Entire Bible-Book of Philemon (John Gills Exposition on the Entire Bible 57)

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They are important for the divisions of this book. The first sacrifice, the first murder, and the first city. Two descendants of Adam 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 The building of the ark Matthew Chapter 10 The table of nations: Descendants of Japheth, Shem and Ham. Genesis 12 - The history of the Patriarchs. Chapter 14 Abram saves Lot and meets Melchisedec Hebrews 7: Chapter 16 Hagar and Ishmael: Law and the flesh Galatians 4: Chapter 17 Renewal of the promise and institution of circumcision; change of name Abraham and Sarah.

Chapter 22 The offering of Isaac Romans 8: Election of grace Romans 9: Chapter 35 Jacob goes to Bethel; birth of Benjamin and death of Rachel. Chapter 47 Jacob blesses Pharaoh; Joseph, the "saviour of the world".

Chapter 50 Jacob's burial and Joseph's death: The hope of the inheritance. Lexicon Search Greek Hebrew Aramaic.

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Before Christ Edersheim Flavius Josephus more. The Quotation Archive Add a Quotation. Tozer Charles Spurgeon Voice of the Lord more.

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Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Author and Time of Writing According to an old tradition, not only Genesis also called the first book of Moses , but the whole Pentateuch from Greek pente - five and teuchos - container for scrolls were written by Moses. Purpose of writing Genesis beginning, becoming is the book of beginnings.

The word "toledoth" occurs in the following passages: These are the histories of the heavens and the earth. This is the book of Adam's generations 3. This is the history of Noah 4.

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These are the generations of the sons of Noah 5. This the apostle observes to prevent an objection that might have been made; that since Onesimus was become so profitable to him, why did he send him back?

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But without thy mind would I do nothing , Which shows great modesty and humility in the apostle, that though as such he had an authority, which he could have used, as well as had understanding and judgment how to have used it without consulting Philemon, or having his sense of this affair, yet chose to consult him: That thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly ; that is, that his goodness in forgiving his servant, and renouncing all claim and property in him, and admitting him to continue in the service of the apostle, might not look like a forced thing; but that it might appear to be a voluntary action, when he should of himself return him, after he had been thus sent to him, and received by him.

For perhaps he therefore departed for a season , The apostle in this clause seems to soften this business of Onesimus in running away from his master; he calls it not a running away, but a departure, an absence from him, and that but for a little while; and suggests that the hand of God might be in it; that there was an overruling providence that attended it, such as was in Joseph's going down into Egypt; and that this separation of Onesimus from his master, for a short time, was in order that they should come together again, and never part more, as follows: Not now as a servant , That is, not only as a servant, for a servant he was, and was to be received as such; his call by grace had not dissolved the civil relation that was between him and his master, though it had added to it something that was above it, and greater than it: But how much more unto thee, both in the flesh and in the Lord?

If thou count me therefore a partner , A companion and friend, who reckon each other's affairs and interest their own: If he hath wronged thee , By squandering away his time, spoiling his work, or corrupting his fellow servants: I Paul have written it, with mine own hand , Meaning either this epistle, which being short, he used no amanuensis, but wrote it all himself, and which might be taken as an engagement to do what he promised; or else a bill, a promissory note, written with his own hand, which he sent along with Onesimus, by which he laid himself under obligation to give Philemon full satisfaction in every thing, in which he had been injured by his servant; adding, I will repay it: Albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides ; having respect to his conversion, which he was the happy instrument of the apostle was his spiritual father, and he was his son, according to the common faith; he had been the instrument of saving his soul from death; he had been the means of that in the hand of God, which all his riches, and the riches of his friends and relations, could never have procured: From hence may be observed, how greatly obliged regenerated persons are to those, who have been the means and instruments of their conversion.

Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord , Through the apostle was his spiritual father, having been the instrument of his conversion, yet he calls him his brother, as being a partaker of the same grace, and a minister of the same Gospel; and intimates to him, that should he grant his request, and receive his servant again, it would give him great joy and pleasure, and that not of a carnal, but of a spiritual kind, even joy in the Lord; he should rejoice in the presence of the Lord, and before him, concerning him; he should rejoice in his faith in the Lord, and love for him, and obedience to him; all which would be discovered in such a conduct: Having confidence in thy obedience , In his obedience of faith to Christ, and his Gospel; he having been made willing in the day of his power to serve him, as well as to be saved by him; and being constrained by his love, and the Spirit of Christ having wrought in him both to will and to do of his good pleasure: But withal prepare me also a lodging , Not that the apostle expected or desired any grand apartment to be fitted up for him; a room with such furniture as the Shunamite provided for the man of God was sufficient for him, and what he would have been entirely contented with; but his view in this was, to let Philemon know that he hoped to be released from his bonds, and that he might expect to see him; and this he hinted to him, in order to stir him up to receive his servant sooner, and the more readily; who otherwise might have been indifferent to it, and negligent of it, thinking he should never see the apostle's face any more.

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For I trust, that through your prayers I shall be given you ; to minister in the Gospel again among them: There salute thee Epaphras , Who was a Colossian, and minister of the church at Colosse, and so might be well known to Philemon, who seems to have been of the same place and church; see Colossians 1: Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password.

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