INTRODUCTION TO THE PENTATEUCH AND HISTORICAL BOOKS by Robert Jamieson
INTRODUCTION TO THE POETICAL BOOKS by A. R. Faussett
INTRODUCTION TO THE PROPHETICAL BOOKS by A. R. Faussett
INTRODUCTION TO PROPHETS OF THE RESTORATION by A. R. Faussett
CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF THE PARABLES OF CHRIST. by David Brown
CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF THE MIRACLES OF CHRIST. by David Brown
CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS CONNECTED WITH THE LIFE OF THE APOSTLE PAUL. by David Brown
ABOUT THE ELECTRONIC EDITION
The Old Testament. THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED GENESIS. Commentary by Robert Jamieson
Ge 1:1, 2. The Creation of Heaven and Earth.
Ge 2:1. The Narrative of the Six Days' Creation Continued. The course of the narrative is improperly broken by the division of the chapter.
Ge 3:1-5. The Temptation.
Ge 4:1-26. Birth of Cain and Abel.
Ge 5:1-32. Genealogy of the Patriarchs.
Ge 6:1-22. Wickedness of the World.
Ge 7:1-24. Entrance into the Ark.
Ge 8:1-14. Assuaging of the Waters.
Ge 9:1-7. Covenant.
Ge 10:1-32. Genealogies.
Ge 11:1-32. Confusion of Tongues.
Ge 12:1-20. Call to Abram.
Ge 13:1-18. Return from Egypt.
Ge 14:1-24. War.
Ge 15:1-21. Divine Encouragement.
Ge 16:1-16. Bestowment of Hagar.
Ge 17:1-27. Renewal of the Covenant.
Ge 18:1-8. Entertainment of Angels.
Ge 19:1-38. Lot's Entertainment.
Ge 20:1-18. Abraham's Denial of His Wife.
Ge 21:1-13. Birth of Isaac.
Ge 22:1-19. Offering Isaac.
Ge 23:1, 2. Age and Death of Sarah.
Ge 24:1-9. A Marriage Commission.
Ge 25:1-6. Sons of Abraham.
Ge 26:1-35. Sojourn in Gerar.
Ge 27:1-27. Infirmity of Isaac.
Ge 28:1-19. Jacob's Departure.
Ge 29:1-35. The Well of Haran.
Ge 30:1-24. Domestic Jealousies.
Ge 31:1-21. Envy of Laban and Sons.
Ge 32:1, 2. Vision of Angels.
Ge 33:1-11. Kindness of Jacob and Esau.
Ge 34:1-31. The Dishonor of Dinah.
Ge 35:1-15. Removal to Bethel.
Ge 36:1-43. Posterity of Esau.
Ge 37:1-4. Parental Partiality.
Ge 38:1-30. Judah and Family.
Ge 39:1-23. Joseph in Potiphar's House.
Ge 40:1-8. Two State Prisoners.
Ge 41:1-24. Pharaoh's Dream.
Ge 42:1-38. Journey into Egypt.
Ge 43:1-14. Preparations for a Second Journey to Egypt.
Ge 44:1-34. Policy to Stay His Brethren.
Ge 45:1-28. Joseph Making Himself Known.
Ge 46:1-4. Sacrifice at Beer-sheba.
Ge 47:1-31. Joseph's Presentation at Court.
Ge 48:1-22. Joseph's Visit to His Sick Father.
Ge 49:1-33. Patriarchal Blessing.
Ge 50:1-26. Mourning for Jacob.
THE SECOND BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED EXODUS. Commentary by Robert Jamieson
Ex 1:1-22. Increase of the Israelites.
Ex 2:1-10. Birth and Preservation of Moses.
Ex 3:1-22. Divine Appearance and Commission to Moses.
Ex 4:1-31. Miraculous Change of the Rod, &c.
Ex 5:1-23. First Interview with Pharaoh.
Ex 6:1-13. Renewal of the Promise.
Ex 7:1-25. Second Interview with Pharaoh.
Ex 8:1-15. Plague of Frogs.
Ex 9:1-7. Murrain of Beasts.
Ex 10:1-20. Plague of Locusts.
Ex 11:1-10. Death of the First-born Threatened.
Ex 12:1-10. The Passover Instituted.
Ex 13:1, 2. The First-born Sanctified.
Ex 14:1-31. God Instructs the Israelites as to Their Journey.
Ex 15:1-27. Song of Moses.
Ex 16:1-36. Murmurs for Want of Bread.
Ex 17:1-7. The People Murmur for Water.
Ex 18:1-27. Visit of Jethro.
Ex 19:1-25. Arrival at Sinai.
Ex 20:1-26. The Ten Commandments.
Ex 21:1-6. Laws for Menservants.
Ex 22:1-31. Laws concerning Theft.
Ex 23:1-33. Laws concerning Slander, &c.
Ex 24:1-18. Delivery of the Law and Covenant.
Ex 25:1-40. Concerning an Offering.
Ex 26:1-37. Ten Curtains
Ex 27:1-21. Altar for Burnt Offering.
Ex 28:1-43. Appointment to the Priesthood.
Ex 29:1-35. Consecrating the Priests and the Altar.
Ex 30:1-38. The Altar of Incense.
Ex 31:1-18. Bezaleel and Aholiab.
Ex 32:1-35. The Golden Calf.
Ex 33:1-23. The Lord Refuses to Go with the People.
Ex 34:1-35. The Tables Are Renewed.
Ex 35:1-35. Contributions to the Tabernacle.
Ex 36:1-38. Offerings Delivered to the Workmen.
Ex 37:1-29. Furniture of the Tabernacle.
Ex 38:1-31. Furniture of the Tabernacle.
Ex 39:1-43. Garments of the Priests.
Ex 40:1-38. The Tabernacle Reared and Anointed.
THE THIRD BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED LEVITICUS. Commentary by Robert Jamieson
Le 1:1-17. Burnt Offerings of the Herd.
Le 2:1-16. The Meat Offerings.
Le 3:1-17. The Peace Offering of the Herd.
Le 4:1, 2. Sin Offering of Ignorance.
Le 5:1. Trespass Offerings for Concealing Knowledge.
Le 6:1-7. Trespass Offering for Sins Done Wittingly.
Le 7:1-27. The Law of the Trespass Offering.
Le 8:1-36. Moses Consecrates Aaron and His Sons.
Le 9:1-24. The Priests' Entry into Office.
Le 10:1-20. Nadab and Abihu Burnt.
Le 11:1-47. Beasts That May and May Not Be Eaten.
Le 12:1-8. Woman's Uncleanness by Childbirth.
Le 13:1-59. The Laws and Tokens in Discerning Leprosy.
Le 14:1-57. The Rites and Sacrifices in Cleansing of the Leper.
Le 15:1-18. Uncleanness of Men.
Le 16:1-34. How the High Priest Must Enter into the Holy Place.
Le 17:1-16. Blood of Beasts Must Be Offered at the Tabernacle Door.
Le 18:1-30. Unlawful Marriages.
Le 19:1-37. A Repetition of Sundry Laws.
Le 20:1-27. Giving One's Seed to Molech.
Le 21:1-24. Of the Priests' Mourning.
Le 22:1-9. The Priests in Their Uncleanness.
Le 23:1-4. Of Sundry Feasts.
Le 24:1-23. Oil for the Lamps.
Le 25:1-7. Sabbath of the Seventh Year.
Le 26:1, 2. Of Idolatry.
Le 27:1-18. Concerning Vows.
THE FOURTH BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED NUMBERS. Commentary by Robert Jamieson
Nu 1:1-54. Moses Numbering the Men of War.
Nu 2:1-34. The Order of the Tribes in Their Tents.
Nu 3:1-51. The Levites' Service.
Nu 4:1-49. Of the Levites' Service.
Nu 5:1-4. The Unclean to Be Removed out of the Camp.
Nu 6:1-22. The Law of the Nazarite in His Separation.
Nu 7:1-89. The Princes' Offerings.
Nu 8:1-4. How the Lamps Are to Be Lighted.
Nu 9:1-5. The Passover Enjoined.
Nu 10:1-36. The Use of the Silver Trumpets.
Nu 11:1-35. Manna Loathed.
Nu 12:1-9. Miriam's and Aaron's Sedition.
Nu 13:1-33. The Names of the Men Who Were Sent to Search the Land.
Nu 14:1-45. The People Murmur at the Spies' Report.
Nu 15:1-41. The Law of Sundry Offerings.
Nu 16:1-30. The Rebellion of Korah.
Nu 17:1-13. Aaron's Rod Flourishes.
Nu 18:1-7. The Charge of the Priests and Levites.
Nu 19:1-22. The Water of Separation.
Nu 20:1-29. The Death of Miriam.
Nu 21:1-35. Israel Attacked by the Canaanites.
Nu 22:1-20. Balak's First Message for Balaam Refused.
Nu 23:1-30. Balak's Sacrifices.
Nu 24:1-25. Balaam Foretells Israel's Happiness.
Nu 25:1-18. The Israelites' Whoredom and Idolatry with Moab.
Nu 26:1-51. Israel Numbered.
Nu 27:1-11. The Daughters of Zelophehad Ask for an Inheritance.
Nu 28:1-31. Offerings to Be Observed.
Nu 29:1-40. The Offering at the Feast of Trumpets.
Nu 30:1-16. Vows Are Not to Be Broken.
Nu 31:1-54. The Midianites Spoiled and Balaam Slain.
Nu 32:1-42. The Reubenites and Gadites Ask for an Inheritance.
Nu 33:1-15. Two and Forty Journeys of the Israelites--from Egypt to Sinai.
Nu 34:1-29. The Borders of the Land of Canaan.
Nu 35:1-5. Eight and Forty Cities Given to the Levites.
Nu 36:1-13. The Inconvenience of the Inheritance.
THE FIFTH BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED DEUTERONOMY. Commentary by Robert Jamieson
De 1:1-46. Moses' Speech at the End of the Fortieth Year.
De 2:1-37. The Story Is Continued.
De 3:1-20. Conquest of Og, King of Bashan.
De 4:1-13. An Exhortation to Obedience.
De 5:1-29. A Commemoration of the Covenant in Horeb.
De 6:1-25. Moses Exhorts Israel to Hear God and to Keep His Commandments.
De 7:1-26. All Communion with the Nations Forbidden.
De 8:1-20. An Exhortation to Obedience.
De 9:1-25. Moses Dissuades Them from the Opinion of Their Own Righteousness.
De 10:1-22. God's Mercy in Restoring the Two Tables.
De 11:1-32. An Exhortation to Obedience.
De 12:1-15. Monuments of Idolatry to Be Destroyed.
De 13:1-5. Enticers to Idolatry to Be Put to Death.
De 14:1, 2. God's People Must Not Disfigure Themselves in Mourning.
De 15:1-11. The Seventh Year, a Year of Release for the Poor.
De 16:1-22. The Feast of the Passover.
De 17:1. Things Sacrificed Must Be Sound.
De 18:1-8. The Lord Is the Priests' and the Levites' Inheritance.
De 19:1-13. Of the Cities of Refuge.
De 20:1-20. The Priests' Exhortation to Encourage the People to Battle.
De 21:1-9. Expiation of Uncertain Murder.
De 22:1-4. Of Humanity toward Brethren.
De 23:1-25. Who May and Who May Not Enter into the Congregation.
De 24:1-22. Of Divorces.
De 25:1-19. Stripes Must Not Exceed Forty.
De 26:1-15. The Confession of Him That Offers the Basket of First Fruits.
De 27:1-10. The People Are to Write the Law upon Stones.
De 28:1-68. The Blessings for Obedience.
De 29:1-29. An Exhortation to Obedience.
De 30:1-10. Great Mercies Promised unto the Penitent.
De 31:1-8. Moses Encourages the People and Joshua.
De 32:1-43. Moses' Song, Which Sets Forth the Perfections of God.
De 33:1-28. The Majesty of God.
De 34:1-12. Moses from Mount Nebo Views the Land.
THE BOOK OF JOSHUA. Commentary by Robert Jamieson
Jos 1:1-18. The Lord Appoints Joshua to Succeed Moses.
Jos 2:1-7. Rahab Receives and Conceals the Two Spies.
Jos 3:1-6. Joshua Comes to Jordan.
Jos 4:1-8. Twelve Stones Taken for a Memorial Out of Jordan.
Jos 5:1. The Canaanites Afraid.
Jos 6:1-7. Jericho Shut Up.
Jos 7:1. Achan's Trespass.
Jos 8:1-28. God Encourages Joshua.
Jos 9:1-27. The Kings Combine against Israel.
Jos 10:1-5. Five Kings War against Gibeon.
Jos 11:1-9. Divers Kings Overcome at the Waters of Merom.
Jos 12:1-6. The Two Kings Whose Countries Moses Took and Disposed of.
Jos 13:1-33. Bounds of the Land Not Yet Conquered.
Jos 14:1-5. The Nine Tribes and a Half to Have Their Inheritance by Lot.
Jos 15:1-12. Borders of the Lot of Judah.
Jos 16:1-4. The General Borders of the Sons of Joseph.
Jos 17:1-6. Lot of Manasseh.
Jos 18:1. The Tabernacle Set Up at Shiloh.
Jos 19:1-9. The Lot of Simeon.
Jos 20:1-6. The Lord Commands the Cities of Refuge.
Jos 21:1-8. Eight and Forty Cities Given by Lot Out of the Other Tribes unto the Levites.
Jos 22:1-9. Joshua Dismisses the Two Tribes and a Half, with a Blessing.
Jos 23:1, 2. Joshua's Exhortation before His Death.
Jos 24:1. Joshua Assembling the Tribes.
THE BOOK OF JUDGES. Commentary by Robert Jamieson
Jud 1:1-3. The Acts of Judah and Simeon.
Jud 2:1-10. An Angel Sent to Rebuke the People at Bochim.
Jud 3:1-4. Nations Left to Prove Israel.
Jud 4:1-17. Deborah and Barak Deliver Israel from Jabin and Sisera.
Jud 5:1-31. Deborah and Barak's Song of Thanksgiving.
Jud 6:1-6. The Israelites, for Their Sins, Oppressed by Midian.
Jud 7:1-8. Gideon's Army.
Jud 8:1-9. The Ephraimites Offended, but Pacified.
Jud 9:1-6. Abimelech Is Made King by the Shechemites.
Jud 10:1-5. Tola Judges Israel in Shamir.
Jud 11:1-3. Jephthah.
Jud 12:1-3. The Ephraimites Quarrelling with Jephthah.
Jud 13:1. Israel Serves the Philistines Forty Years.
Jud 14:1-5. Samson Desires a Wife of the Philistines.
Jud 15:1, 2. Samson Is Denied His Wife.
Jud 16:1-3. Samson Carries Away the Gates of Gaza.
Jud 17:1-4. Micah Restoring the Stolen Money to His Mother, She Makes Images.
Jud 18:1-26. The Danites Seek Out an Inheritance.
Jud 19:1-15. A Levite Going to Bethlehem to Fetch His Wife.
Jud 20:1-7. The Levite, in a General Assembly, Declares His Wrong.
Jud 21:1-15. The People Bewail The Desolation of Israel.
THE BOOK OF RUTH. Commentary by Robert Jamieson
Ru 1:1-5. Elimelech, Driven by Famine into Moab, Dies There.
Ru 2:1-3. Ruth Gleans in the Field of Boaz.
Ru 3:1-13. By Naomi's Instructions, Ruth Lies at Boaz's Feet, Who Acknowledges the Duty of a Kinsman.
Ru 4:1-5. Boaz Calls into Judgment the Next Kinsman.
THE FIRST BOOK OF SAMUEL, OTHERWISE CALLED THE FIRST BOOK OF THE KINGS. Commentary by Robert Jamieson
1Sa 1:1-8. Of Elkanah and His Two Wives.
1Sa 2:1-11. Hannah's Song in Thankfulness to God.
1Sa 3:1-10. The Lord Appears to Samuel in a Vision.
1Sa 4:1-11. Israel Overcome by the Philistines.
1Sa 5:1, 2. The Philistines Bring the Ark into the House of Dagon.
1Sa 6:1-9. The Philistines Counsel How to Send Back the Ark.
1Sa 7:1, 2. The Ark at Kirjath-jearim.
1Sa 8:1-18. Occasioned by the Ill- Government of Samuel's Sons, the Israelites Ask a King.
1Sa 9:1-14. Saul, Despairing to Find His Father's Asses, Comes to Samuel.
1Sa 10:1-27. Samuel Anoints Saul, and Confirms Him by the Prediction of Three Signs.
1Sa 11:1-4. Nahash Offers Them of Jabesh-gilead a Reproachful Condition.
1Sa 12:1-5. Samuel Testifies his Integrity.
1Sa 13:1, 2. Saul's Selected Band.
1Sa 14:1-14. Jonathan Miraculously Smites the Philistines' Garrison.
1Sa 15:1-6. Saul Sent to Destroy Amalek.
1Sa 16:1-10. Samuel Sent by God to Bethlehem.
1Sa 17:1-3. The Israelites and Philistines Being Ready to Battle.
1Sa 18:1-4. Jonathan Loves David.
1Sa 19:1-7. Jonathan Discloses His Father's Purpose to Kill David.
1Sa 20:1-10. David Consults with Jonathan for His Safety.
1Sa 21:1-7. David, at Nob, Obtains of Ahimelech Hallowed Bread.
1Sa 22:1-8. David's Kindred and Others Resort to Him at Adullam.
1Sa 23:1-6. David Rescues Keilah.
1Sa 24:1-7. David in a Cave at Engedi Cuts Off Saul's Skirt, but Spares His Life.
1Sa 25:1-9. Samuel Dies.
1Sa 26:1-4. Saul Comes to the Hill of Hachilah against David.
1Sa 27:1-4. Saul Hearing That David Was Fled to Gath, Seeks No More for Him.
1Sa 28:1-6. Achish's Confidence in David.
1Sa 29:1-5. David Marching with the Philistines to Fight with Israel.
1Sa 30:1-5. The Amalekites Spoil Ziklag.
1Sa 31:1-7. Saul Having Lost His Army at Gilboa, and His Sons Being Slain, He and His Armor-bearer Kill Themselves.
THE SECOND BOOK OF SAMUEL, OTHERWISE CALLED THE SECOND BOOK OF THE KINGS. Commentary by Robert Jamieson
2Sa 1:1-16. An Amalekite Brings Tidings of Saul's Death.
2Sa 2:1-7. David, by God's Direction, Goes Up to Hebron, and Is Made King over Judah.
2Sa 3:1-5. Six Sons Born to David.
2Sa 4:1, 2. Baanah and Rechab Slay Ish-bosheth, and Bring His Head to Hebron.
2Sa 5:1-5. The Tribes Anoint David King over Israel.
2Sa 6:1-5. David Fetches the Ark from Kirjath-jearim on a New Cart.
2Sa 7:1-3. Nathan Approves the Purpose of David to Build God A House.
2Sa 8:1, 2. David Subdues the Philistines, and Makes the Moabites Tributary.
2Sa 9:1-12. David Sends for Mephibosheth.
2Sa 10:1-5. David's Messengers, Sent to Comfort Hanun, Are Disgracefully Treated.
2Sa 11:1. Joab Besieges Rabbah.
2Sa 12:1-6. Nathan's Parable.
2Sa 13:1-5. Amnon Loves Tamar.
2Sa 14:1-21. Joab Instructs a Woman of Tekoah.
2Sa 15:1-9. Absalom Steals the Hearts of Israel.
2Sa 16:1-4. Ziba, by False Suggestions, Claims His Master's Inheritance.
2Sa 17:1-14. Ahithophel's Counsel Overthrown by Hushai.
2Sa 18:1-4. David Reviewing the Armies.
2Sa 19:1-8. Joab Causes the King to Cease Mourning.
2Sa 20:1-9. Sheba Makes a Party in Israel.
2Sa 21:1-9. The Three Years' Famine for the Gibeonites Cease by Hanging Seven of Saul's Sons.
2Sa 22:1-51. David's Psalm of Thanksgiving for God's Powerful Deliverance and Manifold Blessings.
2Sa 23:1-7. David Professes His Faith in God's Promises.
2Sa 24:1-9. David Numbers the People.
THE FIRST BOOK OF THE KINGS, COMMONLY CALLED THE THIRD BOOK OF THE KINGS. Commentary by Robert Jamieson
1Ki 1:1-4. Abishag Cherishes David in His Extreme Age.
1Ki 2:1-11. David Dies.
1Ki 3:1. Solomon Marries Pharaoh's Daughter.
1Ki 4:1-6. Solomon's Princes.
1Ki 5:1-6. Hiram Sends to Congratulate Solomon.
1Ki 6:1-4. The Building of Solomon's Temple.
1Ki 7:1. Building of Solomon's House.
1Ki 8:1-12. The Dedication of the Temple.
1Ki 9:1-9. God's Covenant in a Second Vision with Solomon.
1Ki 10:1-13. The Queen of Sheba Admires the Wisdom of Solomon.
1Ki 11:1-8. Solomon's Wives and Concubines in His Old Age.
1Ki 12:1-5. Refusing the Old Men's Counsel.
1Ki 13:1-22. Jeroboam's Hand Withers.
1Ki 14:1-20. Ahijah Denounces God's Judgments against Jeroboam.
1Ki 15:1-8. Abijam's Wicked Reign over Judah.
1Ki 16:1-8. Jehu's Prophecy against Baasha.
1Ki 17:1-7. Elijah, Prophesying against Ahab, Is Sent to Cherith.
1Ki 18:1-16. Elijah Meets Obadiah.
1Ki 19:1-3. Elijah Flees to Beer-sheba.
1Ki 20:1-12. Ben-hadad Besieges Samaria.
1Ki 21:1-4. Naboth Refuses Ahab His Vineyard.
1Ki 22:1-36. Ahab Slain at Ramoth-gilead.
THE SECOND BOOK OF THE KINGS, COMMONLY CALLED THE FOURTH BOOK OF THE KINGS. Commentary by Robert Jamieson
2Ki 1:1. Moab Rebels.
2Ki 2:1-10. Elijah Divines Jordan.
2Ki 3:1-3. Jehoram's Evil Reign over Israel.
2Ki 4:1-7. Elisha Augments the Widow's Oil.
2Ki 5:1-7. Naaman's Leprosy.
2Ki 6:1-7. Elisha Causes Iron to Swim.
2Ki 7:1-16. Elisha Prophesies Incredible Plenty in Samaria.
2Ki 8:1-6. The Shunammite's Land Restored.
2Ki 9:1-23. Jehu Is Anointed.
2Ki 10:1-17. Jehu Causes Seventy of Ahab's Children to Be Beheaded.
2Ki 11:1-3. Jehoash Saved from Athaliah's Massacre.
2Ki 12:1-18. Jehoash Reigns Well while Jehoiada Lived.
2Ki 13:1-7. Jehoahaz's Wicked Reign over Israel.
2Ki 14:1-6. Amaziah's Good Reign over Judah.
2Ki 15:1-7. Azariah's Reign over Judah.
2Ki 16:1-16. Ahaz' Wicked Reign over Judah.
2Ki 17:1-6. Hoshea's Wicked Reign.
2Ki 18:1-3. Hezekiah's Good Reign.
2Ki 19:1-5. Hezekiah in Deep Affliction.
2Ki 20:1-7. Hezekiah's Life Lengthened.
2Ki 21:1-18. Manasseh's Wicked Reign, and Great Idolatry.
2Ki 22:1, 2. Josiah's Good Reign.
2Ki 23:1-3. Josiah Causes the Law to Be Read.
2Ki 24:1-7. Jehoiakim Procures His Own Ruin.
2Ki 25:1-3. Jerusalem Again Besieged.
THE FIRST BOOK OF THE CHRONICLES. Commentary by Robert Jamieson
1Ch 1:1-23. Adam's Line to Noah.
1Ch 2:1, 2. Sons of Israel.
1Ch 3:1-9. Sons of David.
1Ch 4:1-8. Posterity of Judah by Caleb the Son of Hur.
1Ch 5:1-10. The Line of Reuben.
1Ch 6:1-48. Line of the Priests.
1Ch 7:1-5. Sons of Issachar.
1Ch 8:1-32. Sons and Chief Men of Benjamin.
1Ch 9:1-26. Original Registers of Israel and Judah's Genealogies.
1Ch 10:1-7. Saul's Overthrow and Death.
1Ch 11:1-3. David Made King.
1Ch 12:1-22. The Companies That Came to David at Ziklag.
1Ch 13:1-8. David Fetches the Ark from Kirjath-jearim.
1Ch 14:1, 2. Hiram's Kindness to David; David's Felicity.
1Ch 15:1-24. David Brings the Ark from Obededom.
1Ch 16:1-6. David's Festival Sacrifice and Liberality to the People.
1Ch 17:1-10. David Forbidden to Build God a House.
1Ch 18:1, 2. David Subdues the Philistines and Moabites.
1Ch 19:1-5. David's Messengers, Sent to Comfort Hanun, Are Disgracefully Treated.
1Ch 20:1-3. Rabbah Besieged by Joab, Spoiled by David, and the People Tortured.
1Ch 21:1-13. David Sins in Numbering the People.
1Ch 22:1-5. David Prepares for Building the Temple.
1Ch 23:1. David Makes Solomon King.
1Ch 24:1-19. Division of the Sons of Aaron into Four and Twenty Orders.
1Ch 25:1-7. Number and Office of the Singers.
1Ch 26:1-12. Divisions of the Porters.
1Ch 27:1-15. Twelve Captains for Every Month.
1Ch 28:1-8. David Exhorts the People to Fear God.
1Ch 29:1-9. David Causes the Princes and People to Offer for the House of God.
THE SECOND BOOK OF THE CHRONICLES. Commentary by Robert Jamieson
2Ch 1:1-6. Solemn Offering of Solomon at Gibeon.
2Ch 2:1, 2. Solomon's Laborers for Building the Temple.
2Ch 3:1, 2. Place and Time of Building the Temple.
2Ch 4:1. Altar of Brass.
2Ch 5:1. The Dedicated Treasures.
2Ch 6:1-41. Solomon Blesses the People and Praises God.
2Ch 7:1-3. God Gives Testimony to Solomon's Prayer; the People Worship.
2Ch 8:1-6. Solomon's Buildings.
2Ch 9:1-12. The Queen of Sheba Visits Solomon; She Admires His Wisdom and Magnificence.
2Ch 10:1-15. Rehoboam Refusing the Old Men's Good Counsel.
2Ch 11:1-17. Rehoboam, Raising an Army to Subdue Israel, Is Forbidden by Shemaiah.
2Ch 12:1-12. Rehoboam, Forsaking God, Is Punished by Shishak.
2Ch 13:1-20. Abijah, Succeeding, Makes War against Jeroboam, and Overcomes Him.
2Ch 14:1-5. Asa Destroys Idolatry.
2Ch 15:1-15. Judah Makes a Solemn Covenant with God.
2Ch 16:1-14. Asa, by a League with the Syrians, Diverts Baasha from Building Ramah.
2Ch 17:1-6. Jehoshaphat Reigns Well and Prospers.
2Ch 18:1-34. Jehoshaphat and Ahab Go against Ramoth-gilead.
2Ch 19:1-4. Jehoshaphat Visits His Kingdom.
2Ch 20:1-21. Jehoshaphat, Invaded by the Moabites, Proclaims a Fast.
2Ch 21:1-4. Jehoram Succeeds Jehoshaphat.
2Ch 22:1-9. Ahaziah Succeeding Jehoram, Reigns Wickedly.
2Ch 23:1-11. Jehoiada Makes Joash King.
2Ch 24:1-14. Joash Reigns Well All the Days of Jehoiada.
2Ch 25:1-4. Amaziah Begins to Reign Well.
2Ch 26:1-8. Uzziah Succeeds Amaziah and Reigns Well in the Days of Zechariah.
2Ch 27:1-4. Jotham, Reigning Well, Prospers.
2Ch 28:1-21. Ahaz, Reigning Wickedly, Is Afflicted by the Syrians.
2Ch 29:1, 2. Hezekiah's Good Reign.
2Ch 30:1-12. Hezekiah Proclaims a Passover.
2Ch 31:1-10. The People Forward in Destroying Idolatry.
2Ch 32:1-20. Sennacherib Invades Judah.
2Ch 33:1-10. Manasseh's Wicked Reign.
2Ch 34:1, 2. Josiah's Good Reign.
2Ch 35:1-19. Josiah Keeps a Solemn Passover.
2Ch 36:1-4. Jehoahaz, Succeeding, Is Deposed by Pharaoh.
THE BOOK OF EZRA Commentary by Robert Jamieson
Ezr 1:1-6. Proclamation of Cyrus for Building the Temple.
Ezr 2:1-70. Number of the People That Turned.
Ezr 3:1-13. The Altar Set Up.
Ezr 4:1-6. The Building Hindered.
Ezr 5:1-17. Zerubbabel and Jeshua Set Forward the Building of the Temple in the Reign of Darius.
Ezr 6:1-12. Darius' Decree for Advancing the Building.
Ezr 7:1-10. Ezra Goes Up to Jerusalem.
Ezr 8:1-14. Ezra's Companions from Babylon.
Ezr 9:1-4. Ezra Mourns for the Affinity of the People with Strangers.
Ezr 10:1-17. Ezra Reforms the Strange Marriages.
THE BOOK OF NEHEMIAH Commentary by Robert Jamieson
Ne 1:1-3. Nehemiah, Understanding by Hanani the Afflicted State of Jerusalem, Mourns, Fasts, and Prays.
Ne 2:1-20. Artaxerxes, Understanding the Cause of Nehemiah's Sadness, Sends Him with Letters and a Commission to Build Again the Walls of Jerusalem.
Ne 3:1-32. The Names and Order of Them That Builded the Wall of Jerusalem.
Ne 4:1-6. While the Enemies Scoff, Nehemiah Prays to God, and Continues the Work.
Ne 5:1-5. The People Complain of Their Debt, Mortgage, and Bondage.
Ne 6:1-19. Sanballat Practises against Nehemiah by Insidious Attempts.
Ne 7:1-4. Nehemiah Commits the Charge of Jerusalem to Hanani and Hananiah.
Ne 8:1-8. Religious Manner of Reading and Hearing the Law.
Ne 9:1-3. A Solemn Fast and Repentance of the People.
Ne 10:1-27. The Names of Those Who Sealed the Covenant.
Ne 11:1, 2. The Rulers, Voluntary Men, and Every Tenth Man Chosen by Lot, Dwell at Jerusalem.
Ne 12:1-9. Priests and Levites Who Came Up with Zerubbabel.
Ne 13:1-9. Upon the Reading of the Law Separation Is Made from the Mixed Multitude.
THE BOOK OF ESTHER Commentary by Robert Jamieson
Es 1:1-22. Ahasuerus Makes Royal Feasts.
Es 2:1-20. Esther Chosen to Be Queen.
Es 3:1-15. Haman, Advanced by the King, and Despised by Mordecai, Seeks Revenge on All the Jews.
Es 4:1-14. Mordecai and the Jews Mourn.
Es 5:1-14. Esther Invites the King and Haman to a Banquet.
Es 6:1-14. Ahasuerus Rewards Mordecai for Former Service.
Es 7:1-6. Esther Pleads for Her Own Life and the Life of Her People.
Es 8:1-6. Mordecai Advanced.
Es 9:1-19. The Jews Slay Their Enemies with the Ten Sons of Haman.
Es 10:1-3. Ahasuerus' Greatness. Mordecai's Advancement.
THE BOOK OF JOB Commentary by A. R. Faussett
PART I--PROLOGUE OR HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION IN PROSE--(Job 1:1-2:13)
Job 2:1-8. Satan Further Tempts Job.
THE POEM OR DEBATE ITSELF (Job 3:2-42:6). FIRST SERIES IN IT (Job 3:1-14:22). JOB FIRST (Job 3:1-26).
Job 4:1-21. First Speech of Eliphaz.
Job 5:1-27. Eliphaz' Conclusion from the Vision.
FIRST SERIES CONTINUED.
Job 7:1-21. Job Excuses His Desire for Death.
FIRST SERIES--FIRST SPEECH OF BILDAD, MORE SEVERE AND COARSE THAN THAT OF ELIPHAZ.
Job 10:1-22. Job's Reply to Bildad Continued.
Job 13:1-28. Job's Reply to Zophar Continued.
Job 14:1-22. Job Passes from His Own to the Common Misery of Mankind.
Job 17:1-16. Job's Answer Continued.
Job 28:1-28. Job's Speech Continued.
Job 32:1-37:24. Speech of Elihu.
Job 33:1-33. Address to Job, as (Job 32:1-22) TO THE Friends.
Job 40:1-24. God's Second Address.
Job 42:1-6. Job's Penitent Reply.
THE BOOK OF PSALMS Commentary by A. R. Faussett
INTRODUCTION The Hebrew title of this book is Tehilim ("praises" or "hymns")
Ps 1:1-6. The character and condition, and the present and future destiny, of the pious and the wicked are described and contrasted, teaching that true piety is the source of ultimate happiness, and sin of misery. As this is a summary of the teachings of the whole book, this Psalm, whether designedly so placed or not, forms a suitable preface.
Ps 2:1-12. The number and authorship of this Psalm are stated (Ac 4:25; 13:33). Though the warlike events of David's reign may have suggested its imagery
Ps 3:1-8. For the historical occasion mentioned, compare 2Sa 15:1-17:29. David, in the midst of great distress, with filial confidence, implores God's aid, and, anticipating relief, offers praise.
Ps 4:1-8. On Neginoth
Ps 5:1-12. Upon Nehiloth--flutes or wind instruments. The writer begs to be heard
Ps 6:1-10. On Neginoth (See on Ps 4:1
Ps 7:1-17. Shiggaion--a plaintive song or elegy. Though obscure in details
Ps 8:1-9. Upon [or according to the] Gittith
Ps 9:1-20. Upon Muthlabben
Ps 10:1-18. The Psalmist mourns God's apparent indifference to his troubles, which are aggravated by the successful malice, blasphemy, pride, deceit, and profanity of the wicked. On the just and discriminating providence of God he relies for the destruction of their false security, and the defense of the needy.
Ps 11:1-7. On title
Ps 12:1-8. On title, see Introduction and see on Ps 6:1. The Psalmist laments the decrease of good men. The pride and deceit of the wicked provokes God's wrath, whose promise to avenge the cause of pious sufferers will be verified even amidst prevailing iniquity.
Ps 13:1-6. On title, see Introduction. The Psalmist, mourning God's absence and the triumph of his enemies, prays for relief before he is totally destroyed, and is encouraged to hope his trust will not be in vain.
Ps 14:1-7. The practical atheism and total and universal depravity of the wicked, with their hatred to the good, are set forth. Yet, as they dread God's judgments when He vindicates His people, the Psalmist prays for His delivering power.
Ps 15:1-5. Those who are fit for communion with God may be known by a conformity to His law, which is illustrated in various important particulars.
Ps 16:1-11. Michtam
Ps 17:1-15. This Psalm is termed a prayer because the language of petition is predominant. With a just cause
Ps 18:1-50. "The servant of the Lord
Ps 19:1-14. After exhibiting the harmonious revelation of God's perfections made by His works and His word, the Psalmist prays for conformity to the Divine teaching.
Ps 20:1-9. David probably composed this Psalm to express the prayers of the pious for his success as at once the head of the Church and nation. Like other compositions of which David in such relations is the subject
Ps 21:1-13. The pious are led by the Psalmist to celebrate God's favor to the king in the already conferred and in prospective victories. The doxology added may relate to both Psalms; the preceding of petition
Ps 22:1-31. The obscure words Aijeleth Shahar in this title have various explanations. Most interpreters agree in translating them by "hind of the morning." But great difference exists as to the meaning of these words. By some they are supposed (compare Ps 9:1) to be the name of the tune to which the words of the Psalm were set; by others
Ps 23:1-6. Under a metaphor borrowed from scenes of pastoral life, with which David was familiar, he describes God's providential care in providing refreshment, guidance, protection, and abundance, and so affording grounds of confidence in His perpetual favor.
Ps 24:1-10. God's supreme sovereignty requires a befitting holiness of life and heart in His worshippers; a sentiment sublimely illustrated by describing His entrance into the sanctuary, by the symbol of His worship--the ark, as requiring the most profound homage to the glory of His Majesty.
Ps 25:1-22. The general tone of this Psalm is that of prayer for help from enemies. Distress, however, exciting a sense of sin, humble confession, supplication for pardon, preservation from sin, and divine guidance, are prominent topics.
Ps 26:1-12. After appealing to God's judgment on his avowed integrity and innocence of the charges laid by his enemies, the Psalmist professes delight in God's worship, and prays for exemption from the fate of the wicked, expressing assurance of God's favor.
Ps 27:1-14. With a general strain of confidence, hope, and joy, especially in God's worship, in the midst of dangers, the Psalmist introduces prayer for divine help and guidance.
Ps 28:1-9. An earnest cry for divine aid against his enemies, as being also those of God, is followed by the Psalmist's praise in assurance of a favorable answer, and a prayer for all God's people.
Ps 29:1-11. Trust in God is encouraged by the celebration of His mighty power as illustrated in His dominion over the natural world, in some of its most terrible and wonderful exhibitions.
Ps 30:1-12. Literally
Ps 31:1-24. The prayer of a believer in time of deep distress. In the first part
Ps 32:1-11. Maschil--literally, "giving instruction." The Psalmist describes the blessings of His forgiveness, succeeding the pains of conviction, and deduces from his own experience instruction and exhortation to others.
Ps 33:1-22. A call to lively and joyous praise to God for His glorious attributes and works, as displayed in creation, and His general and special providence, in view of which, the Psalmist, for all the pious, professes trust and joy and invokes God's mercy.
Ps 34:1-22. On the title compare 1Sa 21:13. Abimelech was the general name of the sovereign (Ge 20:2). After celebrating God's gracious dealings with him, the Psalmist exhorts others to make trial of His providential care, instructing them how to secure it. He then contrasts God's care of His people and His punitive providence towards the wicked.
Ps 35:1-28. The Psalmist invokes God's aid
Ps 36:1-12. On servant of the Lord, see on Ps 18:1, title. The wickedness of man contrasted with the excellency of God's perfections and dispensations; and the benefit of the latter sought, and the evils of the former deprecated.
Ps 37:1-40. A composed and uniform trust in God and a constant course of integrity are urged in view of the blessedness of the truly pious
Ps 38:1-22. To bring to remembrance
Ps 39:1-13. To Jeduthun (1Ch 16:41
Ps 40:1-17. In this Psalm a celebration of God's deliverance is followed by a profession of devotion to His service. Then follows a prayer for relief from imminent dangers
Ps 41:1-13. The Psalmist celebrates the blessedness of those who compassionate the poor, conduct strongly contrasted with the spite of his enemies and neglect of his friends in his calamity. He prays for God's mercy in view of his ill desert, and, in confidence of relief, and that God will vindicate his cause, he closes with a doxology.
Ps 42:1-11. Maschil--(See on Ps 32:1
Ps 43:1-5. Excepting the recurrence of the refrain, there is no good reason to suppose this a part of the preceding, though the scope is the same. It has always been placed separate.
Ps 44:1-26. In a time of great national distress
Ps 45:1-17. Shoshannim--literally
Ps 46:1-11. Upon Alamoth--most probably denotes the treble
Ps 47:1-9. Praise is given to God for victory, perhaps that recorded (2Ch 20:20-30); and His dominions over all people, Jews and Gentiles, is asserted.
Ps 48:1-14. This is a spirited Psalm and song (compare Ps 30:1), having probably been suggested by the same occasion as the foregoing. It sets forth the privileges and blessings of God's spiritual dominion as the terror of the wicked and joy of the righteous.
Ps 49:1-20. This Psalm instructs and consoles. It teaches that earthly advantages are not reliable for permanent happiness, and that, however prosperous worldly men may be for a time, their ultimate destiny is ruin, while the pious are safe in God's care.
Ps 50:1-23. In the grandeur and solemnity of a divine judgment, God is introduced as instructing men in the nature of true worship, exposing hypocrisy, warning the wicked, and encouraging the pious.
Ps 51:1-19. On the occasion, compare 2Sa 11:12. The Psalm illustrates true repentance, in which are comprised conviction, confession, sorrow, prayer for mercy, and purposes of amendment, and it is accompanied by a lively faith.
Ps 52:1-9. Compare 1Sa 21:1-10; 22:1-10, for the history of the title. Ps 52:1 gives the theme; the boast of the wicked over the righteous is vain, for God constantly cares for His people. This is expanded by describing the malice and deceit, and then the ruin, of the wicked, and the happy state of the pious.
Ps 53:1-6. Upon Mahalath--(See on Ps 88:1, title). Why this repetition of the fourteenth Psalm is given we do not know.
Ps 54:1-7. See on Ps 4:1, title; Ps 32:1, title; for the history, see 1Sa 23:19, 29; 26:1-25. After an earnest cry for help, the Psalmist promises praise in the assurance of a hearing.
Ps 55:1-23. In great terror on account of enemies
Ps 56:1-13. Upon Jonath-elem-rechokim--literally
Ps 57:1-11. Altaschith--or
Ps 58:1-11. David's critical condition in some period of the Sauline persecution probably occasioned this Psalm, in which the Psalmist teaches that the innate and actual sinfulness of men deserves, and shall receive, God's righteous vengeance, while the pious may be consoled by the evidence of His wise and holy government of men.
Ps 59:1-17. See on Ps 57:1, title, and for history, 1Sa 19:11, &c. The scope is very similar to that of the fifty-seventh: prayer in view of malicious and violent foes, and joy in prospect of relief.
Ps 60:1-12. Shushan-eduth--Lily of testimony. The lily is an emblem of beauty (see on Ps 45:1
Ps 61:1-8. Neginah--or, Neginoth (see on Ps 4:1, title). Separated from his usual spiritual privileges, perhaps by Absalom's rebellion, the Psalmist prays for divine aid, and, in view of past mercies, with great confidence of being heard.
Ps 62:1-12. To Jeduthun--(See on Ps 39:1, title). The general tone of this Psalm is expressive of confidence in God. Occasion is taken to remind the wicked of their sin, their ruin, and their meanness.
Ps 63:1-11. The historical occasion referred to by the title was probably during Absalom's rebellion (compare 2Sa 15:23, 28; 16:2). David expresses an earnest desire for God's favor, and a confident expectation of realizing it in his deliverance and the ruin of his enemies.
Ps 64:1-10. A prayer for deliverance from cunning and malicious enemies, with a confident view of their overthrow, which will honor God and give joy to the righteous.
Ps 65:1-13. This is a song of praise for God's spiritual blessings to His people and His kind providence over all the earth.
Ps 66:1-20. The writer invites all men to unite in praise, cites some striking occasions for it, promises special acts of thanksgiving, and celebrates God's great mercy.
Ps 67:1-7. A prayer that, by God's blessing on His people, His salvation and praise may be extended over the earth.
Ps 68:1-35. This is a Psalm-song (see on Ps 30:1
Ps 69:1-36. Upon Shoshannim--(See on Ps 45:1
Ps 70:1-5. This corresponds to Ps 40:13-17 with a very few variations, as "turn back" (Ps 70:3) for "desolate," and "make haste unto me" (Ps 70:5) for "thinketh upon me." It forms a suitable appendix to the preceding, and is called "a Psalm to bring to remembrance," as the thirty-eighth [see on Ps 38:1, title].
Ps 71:1-24. The Psalmist, probably in old age, appeals to God for help from his enemies, pleading his past favors, and stating his present need; and, in confidence of a hearing, he promises his grateful thanks and praise.
Ps 72:1-19. For
Ps 73:1-28. Of Asaph--(see Introduction). God is good to His people. For although the prosperity of the wicked
Ps 74:1-23. If the historical allusions of Ps 74:6-8
Ps 75:1-10. Al-taschith--(See on Ps 57:1, title). In impending danger, the Psalmist, anticipating relief in view of God's righteous government, takes courage and renders praise.
Ps 76:1-12. On Neginoth--(See on Ps 4:1, title). This Psalm commemorates what the preceding anticipates: God's deliverance of His people by a signal interposition of power against their enemies. The occasion was probably the events narrated in 2Ki 19:35; Isa 37:1-28. (Compare Ps 46:1-11).
Ps 77:1-20. To Jeduthun--(See on Ps 39:1, title). In a time of great affliction, when ready to despair, the Psalmist derives relief from calling to mind God's former and wonderful works of delivering power and grace.
Ps 78:1-72. This Psalm appears to have been occasioned by the removal of the sanctuary from Shiloh in the tribe of Ephraim to Zion in the tribe of Judah
Ps 79:1-13. This Psalm, like the seventy-fourth, probably depicts the desolations of the Chaldeans (Jer 52:12-24). It comprises the usual complaint, prayer, and promised thanks for relief.
Ps 80:1-19. Shoshannim--"Lilies" (see on Ps 45:1
Ps 81:1-16. Gittith--(See on Ps 8:1, title). A festal Psalm, probably for the passover (compare Mt 26:30), in which, after an exhortation to praise God, He is introduced, reminding Israel of their obligations, chiding their neglect, and depicting the happy results of obedience.
Ps 82:1-8. Before the great Judge, the judges of the earth are rebuked, exhorted, and threatened.
Ps 83:1-18. Of Asaph--(See on Ps 74:1, title). The historical occasion is probably that of 2Ch 20:1, 2 (compare Ps 47:1-9; 48:1-14). After a general petition, the craft and rage of the combined enemies are described, God's former dealings recited, and a like summary and speedy destruction on them is invoked.
Ps 84:1-12. (See on Ps 8:1, title, and Ps 42:1, title). The writer describes the desirableness of God's worship and prays for a restoration to its privileges.
Ps 85:1-13. On the ground of former mercies, the Psalmist prays for renewed blessings, and, confidently expecting them, rejoices.
Ps 86:1-17. This is a prayer in which the writer, with deep emotion, mingles petitions and praises, now urgent for help, and now elated with hope, in view of former mercies. The occurrence of many terms and phrases peculiar to David's Psalms clearly intimates its authorship.
Ps 87:1-7. This triumphal song was probably occasioned by the same event as the forty-sixth [see on Ps 46:1, title]. The writer celebrates the glory of the Church, as the means of spiritual blessing to the nation.
Ps 88:1-18. Upon Mahalath--either an instrument
Ps 89:1-52. Of Ethan--(See on Ps 88:1
Ps 90:1-17. Contrasting man's frailty with God's eternity, the writer mourns over it as the punishment of sin, and prays for a return of the divine favor. A Prayer [mainly such] of Moses the man of God--(De 33:1; Jos 14:6); as such he wrote this (see on Ps 18:1, title, and Ps 36:1, title).
Ps 91:1-16. David is the most probable author; and the pestilence, mentioned in 2Sa 24:13-15, the most probable of any special occasion to which the Psalm may refer. The changes of person allowable in poetry are here frequently made.
Ps 92:1-15. A Psalm-song--(see on Ps 30:1, title). The theme: God should be praised for His righteous judgments on the wicked and His care and defense of His people. Such a topic, at all times proper, is specially so for the reflections of the Sabbath day.
Ps 93:1-5. This and the six following Psalms were applied by the Jews to the times of the Messiah. The theme is God's supremacy in creation and providence.
Ps 94:1-23. The writer, appealing to God in view of the oppression of enemies, rebukes them for their wickedness and folly, and encourages himself, in the confidence that God will punish evildoers, and favor His people.
Ps 95:1-11. David (Heb 4:7) exhorts men to praise God for His greatness, and warns them, in God's words, against neglecting His service.
Ps 96:1-13. The substance of this Psalm
Ps 97:1-12. The writer celebrates the Lord's dominion over nations and nature, describes its effect on foes and friends, and exhorts and encourages the latter.
Ps 98:1-9. In view of the wonders of grace and righteousness displayed in God's salvation, the whole creation is invited to unite in praise.
Ps 99:1-9. God's government is especially exercised in and for His Church, which should praise Him for His gracious dealings.
Ps 100:1-5. As closing this series (see on Ps 93:1), this Psalm is a general call on all the earth to render exalted praise to God, the creator, preserver, and benefactor of men.
Ps 101:1-8. In this Psalm the profession of the principles of his domestic and political government testifies, as well as actions in accordance with it, David's appreciation of God's mercy to him, and His judgment on his enemies: and thus he sings or celebrates God's dealings.
Ps 102:1-28. A Prayer of the afflicted
Ps 103:1-22. A Psalm of joyous praise, in which the writer rises from a thankful acknowledgment of personal blessings to a lively celebration of God's gracious attributes, as not only intrinsically worthy of praise, but as specially suited to man's frailty. He concludes by invoking all creatures to unite in his song.
Ps 104:1-35. The Psalmist celebrates God's glory in His works of creation and providence, teaching the dependence of all living creatures; and contrasting the happiness of those who praise Him with the awful end of the wicked.
Ps 105:1-45. After an exhortation to praise God, addressed especially to the chosen people, the writer presents the special reason for praise, in a summary of their history from the calling of Abraham to their settlement in Canaan, and reminds them that their obedience was the end of all God's gracious dealings.
Ps 106:1-48. This Psalm gives a detailed confession of the sins of Israel in all periods of their history, with special reference to the terms of the covenant as intimated (Ps 105:45). It is introduced by praise to God for the wonders of His mercy, and concluded by a supplication for His favor to His afflicted people, and a doxology.
Ps 107:1-43. Although the general theme of this Psalm may have been suggested by God's special favor to the Israelites in their restoration from captivity
Ps 108:1-13. This Psalm is composed of Ps 108:1-5 of Ps 57:7-11; and Ps 108:6-12 of Ps 60:5-12. The varieties are verbal and trivial
Ps 109:1-31. The writer complains of his virulent enemies
Ps 110:1-7. The explicit application of this Psalm to our Saviour
Ps 111:1-10. The Psalmist celebrates God's gracious dealings with His people, of which a summary statement is given.
Ps 112:1-10. This Psalm may be regarded as an exposition of Ps 111:10, presenting the happiness of those who fear and obey God, and contrasting the fate of the ungodly.
Ps 113:1-9. God's majesty contrasted with His condescension and gracious dealings towards the humble furnish matter and a call for praise. The Jews, it is said, used this and Psalms 114-118 on their great festivals, and called them the Greater Hallel, or Hymn.
Ps 114:1-8. The writer briefly and beautifully celebrates God's former care of His people, to whose benefit nature was miraculously made to contribute.
Ps 115:1-18. The Psalmist prays that God would vindicate His glory, which is contrasted with the vanity of idols, while the folly of their worshippers is contrasted with the trust of God's people, who are encouraged to its exercise and to unite in the praise which it occasions.
Ps 116:1-19. The writer celebrates the deliverance from extreme perils by which he was favored, and pledges grateful and pious public acknowledgments.
Ps 117:1, 2. This may be regarded as a doxology, suitable to be appended to any Psalm of similar character, and prophetical of the prevalence of God's grace in the world, in which aspect Paul quotes it (Ro 15:11; compare Ps 47:2; 66:8).
Ps 118:1-29. After invoking others to unite in praise
Ps 119:1-176. This celebrated Psalm has several peculiarities. It is divided into twenty-two parts or stanzas
Ps 120:1-7. This is the first of fifteen Psalms (Psalms 120-134) entitled "A Song of Degrees" (Ps 121:1--literally
Ps 121:1-8. God's guardian care of His people celebrated.
Ps 122:1-9. This Psalm might well express the sacred joy of the pilgrims on entering the holy city, where praise, as the religious as well as civil metropolis, is celebrated, and for whose prosperity, as representing the Church, prayer is offered.
Ps 123:1-4. An earnest and expecting prayer for divine aid in distress.
Ps 124:1-8. The writer, for the Church, praises God for past, and expresses trust for future, deliverance from foes.
Ps 125:1-5. God honors the confidence of His people, by protection and deliverance, and leaves hypocrites to the doom of the wicked.
Ps 126:1-6. To praise for God's favor to His people is added a prayer for its continued manifestation.
Ps 127:1-5. The theme of this Psalm
Ps 128:1-6. The temporal blessings of true piety. The eighth chapter of Zecariah is a virtual commentary on this Psalm. Compare Ps 128:3 with Zec 8:5; and Ps 128:2 with Le 26:16; De 28:33; Zec 8:10; and Ps 128:6 with Zec 8:4.
Ps 129:1-8. The people of God, often delivered from enemies, are confident of His favor, by their overthrow in the future.
Ps 130:1-8. The penitent sinner's hope is in God's mercy only.
Ps 131:1-3. This Psalm, while expressive of David's pious feelings on assuming the royal office, teaches the humble, submissive temper of a true child of God.
Ps 132:1-18. The writer
Ps 133:1-3. The blessings of fraternal unity.
Ps 134:1-3. 1, 2. The pilgrim bands arriving at the sanctuary call on the priests, who
Ps 135:1-21. A Psalm of praise, in which God's relations to His Church, His power in the natural world, and in delivering His people, are contrasted with the vanity of idols and idol-worship.
Ps 136:1-26. The theme is the same as that of Psalm 135. God should be praised for His works of creation and providence
Ps 137:1-9. This Psalm records the mourning of the captive Israelites, and a prayer and prediction respecting the destruction of their enemies.
Ps 138:1-8. David thanks God for His benefits, and anticipating a wider extension of God's glory by His means, assures himself of His continued presence and faithfulness.
Ps 139:1-24. After presenting the sublime doctrines of God's omnipresence and omniscience, the Psalmist appeals to Him, avowing his innocence, his abhorrence of the wicked, and his ready submission to the closest scrutiny. Admonition to the wicked and comfort to the pious are alike implied inferences from these doctrines.
Ps 140:1-13. The style of this Psalm resembles those of David in the former part of the book, presenting the usual complaint, prayer, and confident hope of relief.
Ps 141:1-10. This Psalm evinces its authorship as the preceding, by its structure and the character of its contents. It is a prayer for deliverance from sins to which affliction tempted him, and from the enemies who caused it.
Ps 142:1-7. Maschil--(See on Ps 32:1
Ps 143:1-12. In structure and style, like the preceding (Psalms 104-142), this Psalm is clearly evinced to be David's. It is a prayer for pardon, and for relief from enemies; afflictions, as usual, producing confession and penitence.
Ps 144:1-15. David's praise of God as his all-sufficient help is enhanced by a recognition of the intrinsic worthlessness of man. Confidently imploring God's interposition against his enemies, he breaks forth into praise and joyful anticipations of the prosperity of his kingdom, when freed from vain and wicked men.
Ps 145:1-21. A Psalm of praise to God for His mighty, righteous, and gracious government of all men, and of His humble and suffering people in particular.
Ps 146:1-10. An exhortation to praise God, who, by the gracious and faithful exercise of His power in goodness to the needy, is alone worthy of implicit trust.
Ps 147:1-20. This and the remaining Psalms have been represented as specially designed to celebrate the rebuilding of Jerusalem (compare Ne 6:16; 12:27). They all open and close with the stirring call for praise. This one specially declares God's providential care towards all creatures, and particularly His people.
Ps 148:1-14. The scope of this Psalm is the same as that of the preceding.
Ps 149:1-9. This Psalm sustains a close connection with the foregoing. The chosen people are exhorted to praise God, in view of past favors, and also future victories over enemies, of which they are impliedly assured.
Ps 150:1-6. This is a suitable doxology for the whole book, reciting the "place, theme, mode, and extent of God's high praise."
THE BOOK OF PROVERBS. Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Pr 1:1-33. After the title the writer defines the design and nature of the instructions of the book. He paternally invites attention to those instructions and warns his readers against the enticements of the wicked. In a beautiful personification
Pr 2:1-22. Men are invited to seek wisdom because it teaches those principles by which they may obtain God's guidance and avoid the society and influence of the wicked, whose pernicious courses are described.
Pr 3:1-35. The study of truth commended. God must be feared, honored, and trusted, and filial submission, under chastisement, exhibited. The excellence of wisdom urged and illustrated by its place in the divine counsels. Piety enforced by a contrast of the destiny of the righteous and the wicked.
Pr 4:1-27. To an earnest call for attention to his teachings, the writer adds a commendation of wisdom, preceded and enforced by the counsels of his father and teacher. To this he adds a caution (against the devices of the wicked), and a series of exhortations to docility, integrity, and uprightness.
Pr 5:1-23. A warning against the seductive arts of wicked women, enforced by considering the advantages of chastity, and the miserable end of the wicked.
Pr 6:1-35. After admonitions against suretyship and sloth (compare Pr 6:6-8), the character and fate of the wicked generally are set forth, and the writer (Pr 6:20-35) resumes the warnings against incontinence, pointing out its certain and terrible results. This train of thought seems to intimate the kindred of these vices.
Pr 7:1-27. The subject continued, by a delineation of the arts of strange women, as a caution to the unwary.
Pr 8:1-36. Contrasted with sensual allurements are the advantages of divine wisdom
Pr 9:1-18. The commendation of wisdom is continued
Pr 10:1-32. Here begins the second part of the book
ECCLESIASTES; OR THE PREACHER. THE GREEK TITLE IN THE LXX. Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Ec 1:1-18. Introduction.
THE SONG OF SOLOMON. Commentary by A. R. Faussett
So 1:1-17. Canticle I.--(So 1:2-2:7)--The Bride Searching for and Finding the King.
THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET ISAIAH. Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Isa 5:1-30. Parable of Jehovah's Vineyard.
Isa 6:1-13. Vision of Jehovah in His Temple.
Isa 7:1-9:7. Prediction of the Ill Success of the Syro- Israelitish Invasion of Judah--Ahaz's Alliance with Assyria, and Its Fatal Results to Judea--Yet the Certainty of Final Preservation and of the Coming of Messiah.
Isa 9:1-7. Continuation of the Prophecy in the Eighth Chapter.
Isa 10:1-4. Fourth strophe.
Isa 12:1-6. Thanksgiving Hymn of the Restored and Converted Jews.
Isa 13:1-22. The Thirteenth through Twenty-third Chapters Contain Prophecies as to Foreign Nations.--The Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Twenty-seventh Chapters as to Babylon and Assyria.
Isa 14:1-3. The Certainty of Deliverance from Babylon.
Isa 15:1-9. The Fifteenth and Sixteenth Chapters Form One Prophecy on Moab.
Isa 16:1-14. Continuation of the Prophecy as to Moab.
Isa 17:1-11. Prophecy Concerning Damascus and Its Ally Samaria, that is, Syria and Israel, which had leagued together (seventh and eighth chapters).
Isa 20:1-6. Continuation of the Subject of the Nineteenth Chapter, BUT AT A Later Date. Captivity of Egypt and Ethiopia.
Isa 21:1-10. Repetition of the Assurance Given in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Chapters to the Jews About to Be Captives in Babylon, that Their Enemy Should Be Destroyed and They Be Delivered.
Isa 22:1-14. Prophecy as to an Attack on Jerusalem.
Isa 23:1-18. Prophecy Respecting Tyre.
Isa 24:1-23. The Last Times of the World in General, and of Judah and the Church in Particular.
Isa 25:1-12. Continuation of the Twenty-fourth Chapter. Thanksgiving for the Overthrow of the Apostate Faction, and the Setting Up of Jehovah's Throne on Zion.
Isa 26:1-21. Connected with the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Chapters. Song of Praise of Israel after Being Restored to Their Own Land.
Isa 27:1-13. Continuation of the Twenty-fourth, Twenty-fifth, and Twenty-sixth Chapters.
Isa 29:1-24. Coming Invasion of Jerusalem: Its Failure: Unbelief of the Jews.
Isa 30:1-32. The Thirtieth Through Thirty-second Chapters Refer Probably to the Summer of 714 B.C., AS THE Twenty-ninth Chapter to the Passover of That Year.
Isa 31:1-9. The Chief Strength of the Egyptian Armies Lay in Their Cavalry.
Isa 32:1-20. Messiah's Kingdom; Desolations, to Be Succeeded by Lasting Peace, the Spirit Having Been Poured Out.
Isa 33:1-24. The Last of Isaiah's Prophecies as to Sennacherib's Overthrow.
Isa 34:1-17. Judgment on Idumea.
Isa 35:1-10. Continuation of the Prophecy in the Thirty-fourth Chapter.
Isa 36:1-22. Sennacherib's Invasion; Blasphemous Solicitations; Hezekiah Is Told of Them.
Isa 37:1-38. Continuation of the Narrative in the Thirty-sixth Chapter.
Isa 38:1-22. Hezekiah's Sickness; Perhaps Connected with the Plague or Blast Whereby the Assyrian Army Had Been Destroyed.
Isa 39:1-8. Hezekiah's Error in the Display of His Riches to the Babylonian Ambassador.
Isa 40:1-31. Second Part of the Prophecies of Isaiah.
Isa 41:1-29. Additional Reasons Why the Jews Should Place Confidence in God's Promises of Delivering Them; He Will Raise Up a Prince as Their Deliverer, Whereas the Idols Could Not Deliver the Heathen Nations from That Prince.
Isa 42:1-25. Messiah the Antitype of Cyrus.
Isa 43:1-28. A Succession of Arguments Wherein Israel May Be Assured that, Notwithstanding Their Perversity towards God (Isa 42:25), He Will Deliver and Restore Them.
Isa 44:1-28. Continuation of the Previous Chapter.
Isa 45:1-25. The Subject of the Deliverance by Cyrus Is Followed Up.
Isa 46:1-13. Babylon's Idols Could Not Save Themselves, Much Less Her. But God Can and Will Save Israel: Cyrus Is His Instrument.
Isa 47:1-15. The Destruction of Babylon Is Represented under the Image of a Royal Virgin Brought Down in a Moment from Her Magnificent Throne to the Extreme of Degradation.
Isa 48:1-22. The Things That Befall Babylon Jehovah Predicted Long before, lest Israel Should Attribute Them, in Its "Obstinate" Perversity, to Strange Gods (Isa 48:1-5).
Isa 49:1-26. Similar to Chapter 42:1-7 (Isa 49:1-9).
Isa 50:1-11. The Judgments on Israel Were Provoked by Their Crimes, yet They Are Not Finally Cast Off by God.
Isa 51:1-23. Encouragement to the Faithful Remnant of Israel to Trust in God for Deliverance, Both from Their Long Babylonian Exile, and from Their Present Dispersion.
Isa 52:1-15. First through Thirteen Verses Connected with Fifty-first Chapter.
Isa 53:1-12. Man's Unbelief: Messiah's Vicarious Sufferings, and Final Triumph for Man.
Isa 54:1-17. The Fruit of Messiah's Sufferings, and of Israel's Final Penitence at Her Past Unbelief (Isa 53:6): Her Joyful Restoration and Enlargement by Jehovah, Whose Wrath Was Momentary, but His Kindness Everlasting.
Isa 55:1-13. The Call of the Gentile World to Faith the Result of God's Grace to the Jews First.
Isa 56:1-12. The Preparation Needed on the Part of Those Who Wish to Be Admitted to the Kingdom of God.
Isa 57:1-21. The Peaceful Death of the Righteous Few: the Ungodliness of the Many: a Believing Remnant Shall Survive the General Judgments of the Nation, and Be Restored by Him Who Creates Peace.
Isa 58:1-14. Reproof of the Jews for Their Dependence on Mere Outward Forms of Worship.
Isa 59:1-21. The People's Sin the Cause of Judgments: They at Last Own It Themselves: the Redeemer's Future Interposition in Their Extremity.
Isa 60:1-22. Israel's Glory after Her Affliction.
Isa 61:1-11. Messiah's Offices: Restoration of Israel.
Isa 62:1-12. Intercessory Prayers for Zion's Restoration, Accompanying God's Promises of It, as the Appointed Means of Accomplishing It.
Isa 63:1-19. Messiah Coming as the Avenger, in Answer to His People's Prayers.
Isa 64:1-12. Transition from Complaint to Prayer.
Isa 65:1-25. God's Reply in Justification of His Dealings with Israel.
Isa 66:1-24. The Humble Comforted, the Ungodly Condemned, at the Lord's Appearing: Jerusalem Made a Joy on Earth.
THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET JEREMIAH Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Jer 1:1-19. The General Title or Introduction
Jer 2:1-37. Expostulation with the Jews, Reminding Them of Their Former Devotedness, and God's Consequent Favor, and a Denunciation of God's Coming Judgments for Their Idolatry.
Jer 3:1-25. God's Mercy notwithstanding Judah's Vileness.
Jer 4:1-31. Continuation of Address to the Ten Tribes of Israel. (Jer 4:1, 2). The Prophet Turns Again to Judah, to Whom He Had Originally Been Sent (Jer 4:3-31).
Jer 5:1-31. The Cause of the Judgments to Be Inflicted Is the Universal Corruption of the People.
Jer 6:1-30. Zion's Foes Prepare War against Her: Her Sins Are the Cause.
Jer 7:1-34. The Seventh through Ninth Chapters. Delivered in the Beginning of Jehoiakim's Reign, on the Occasion of Some Public Festival.
Jer 8:1-22. The Jew's Coming Punishment; Their Universal and Incurable Impenitence.
Jer 9:1-26. Jeremiah's Lamentation for the Jews' Sins and Consequent Punishment.
Jer 10:1-25. Contrast between the Idols and Jehovah. The Prophet's Lamentation and Prayer.
Jer 11:1-23. Epitome of the Covenant Found in the Temple in Josiah's Reign. Judah's Revolt from It, and God's Consequent Wrath.
Jer 12:1-17. Continuation of the Subject at the Close of the Eleventh Chapter.
Jer 13:1-27. Symbolical Prophecy (Jer 13:1-7).
Jer 14:1-22. Prophecies on the Occasion of a Drought Sent in Judgment on Judea.
Jer 15:1-21. God's Reply to Jeremiah's Intercessory Prayer.
Jer 16:1-21. Continuation of the Previous Prophecy.
Jer 17:1-27. The Jews' Inveterate Love of Idolatry.
Jer 18:1-23. God, as the Sole Sovereign, Has an Absolute Right to Deal with Nations According to Their Conduct towards Him; Illustrated in a Tangible Form by the Potter's Moulding of Vessels from Clay.
Jer 19:1-15. The Desolation of the Jews for Their Sins Foretold in the Valley of Hinnom; the Symbol of Breaking a Bottle.
Jer 20:1-18. Jeremiah's Incarceration by Pashur, the Principal Officer of the Temple, for Prophesying within Its Precincts; His Renewed Predictions against the City, &c., ON His Liberation.
Jer 21:1-44. Zedekiah Consults Jeremiah What Is to Be the Event of the War: God's Answer.
Jer 22:1-30. Exhortation to Repentance; Judgment on Shallum, Jehoiakim, and Coniah.
Jer 23:1-40. The Wicked Rulers to Be Superseded by the King, Who Should Reign over the Again United Peoples, Israel and Judah.
Jer 24:1-10. The Restoration of the Captives in Babylon and the Destruction of the Refractory Party in Judea and in Egypt, Represented under the Type of a Basket of Good, and One of Bad, Figs.
Jer 25:1-38. Prophecy of the Seventy Years' Captivity; and after That the Destruction of Babylon, and of All the Nations That Oppressed the Jews.
Jer 26:1-24. Jeremiah Declared Worthy of Death, but by the Interposition of Ahikam Saved; the Similar Cases of Micah and Urijah Being Adduced in the Prophet's Favor.
Jer 27:1-22. The Futility of Resisting Nebuchadnezzar Illustrated to the Ambassadors of the Kings, Desiring to Have the King of Judah Confederate with Them, under the Type of Yokes. Jeremiah Exhorts Them and Zedekiah to Yield.
Jer 28:1-17. Prophecies Immediately Following Those in the Twenty-seventh Chapter. Hananiah Breaks the Yokes to Signify that Nebuchadnezzar's Yoke Shall Be Broken. Jeremiah Foretells that Yokes of Iron Are to Succeed Those of Wood, and that Hananiah Shall Die.
Jer 29:1-32. Letter of Jeremiah to the Captives in Babylon, to Counteract the Assurances Given by the False Prophets of a Speedy Restoration.
Jer 30:1-24. Restoration of the Jews from Babylon after Its Capture, and Raising Up of Messiah.
Jer 31:1-40. Continuation of the Prophecy in the Thirtieth Chapter.
Jer 32:1-14. Jeremiah, Imprisoned for His Prophecy against Jerusalem, Buys a Patrimonial Property (His Relative Hanameel's), IN Order to Certify to the Jews Their Future Return from Babylon.
Jer 33:1-26. Prophecy of the Restoration from Babylon, and of Messiah as King and Priest.
Jer 34:1-22. Captivity of Zedekiah and the People Foretold for Their Disobedience and Perfidy.
Jer 35:1-19. Prophecy in the Reign of Jehoiakim, when the Chaldeans, in Conjunction with the Syrians and Moabites, Invaded Judea.
Jer 36:1-32. Baruch Writes, and Reads Publicly Jeremiah's Prophecies Collected in a Volume. The Roll Is Burnt by Jehoiakim, and Written Again by Baruch at Jeremiah's Dictation.
Jer 37:1-21. Historical Sections, Thirty-seventh through Forty-fourth Chapters. The Chaldeans Raise the Siege to Go and Meet Pharaoh-hophra. Zedekiah Sends to Jeremiah to Pray to God in Behalf of the Jews: in Vain, Jeremiah Tries to Escape to His Native Place, but Is Arrested. Zedekiah Abates the Rigor of His Imprisonment.
Jer 38:1-28. Jeremiah Predicts the Capture of Jerusalem, for Which He Is Cast into a Dungeon, but Is Transferred to the Prison Court on the Intercession of Ebed-melech, and Has a Secret Interview with Zedekiah.
Jer 39:1-18. Jerusalem Taken. Zedekiah's Fate. Jeremiah Cared for. Ebed-melech Assured.
Jer 40:1-16. Jeremiah Is Set Free at Ramah, and Goes to Gedaliah, to Whom the Remnant of Jews Repair. Johanan Warns Gedaliah of Ishmael's Conspiracy in Vain.
Jer 41:1-18. Ishmael Murders Gedaliah and Others, Then Flees to the Ammonites. Johanan Pursues Him, Recovers the Captives, and Purposes to Flee to Egypt for Fear of the Chaldeans.
Jer 42:1-22. The Jews and Johanan Inquire of God
Jer 43:1-13. The Jews Carry Jeremiah and Baruch into Egypt. Jeremiah Foretells by a Type the Conquest of Egypt by Nebuchadnezzar, and the Fate of the Fugitives.
Jer 44:1-30. Jeremiah Reproves the Jews for Their Idolatry in Egypt, and Denounces God's Judgments on Them and Egypt Alike.
Jer 45:1-5. Jeremiah Comforts Baruch.
Jer 46:1-28. The Prophecies, Forty-sixth through Fifty-second Chapters, Refer to Foreign Peoples.
Jer 47:1-7. Prophecy against the Philistines.
Jer 48:1-47. Prophecy against Moab.
Jer 49:1-39. Predictions as to Ammon, Idumea, Damascus, Kedar, Hazor, and Elam.
Jer 50:1-46. Babylon's Coming Downfall; Israel's Redemption.
Jer 51:1-64. Continuation of the Prophecy against Babylon Begun in the Fiftieth Chapter.
Jer 52:1-34. Written by Some Other than Jeremiah (Probably Ezra) AS AN Historical Supplement to the Previous Prophecies
THE LAMENTATIONS OF JEREMIAH Commentary by A. R. Faussett
La 4:1-22. The Sad Capture of Jerusalem, the Hope of Restoration, and the Retribution Awaiting Idumea for Joining Babylon against Judea.
La 5:1-22. Epiphonema, or a Closing Recapitulation of the Calamities Treated in the Previous Elegies.
THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET EZEKIEL. Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Eze 1:1-28. Ezekiel's Vision by the Chebar. Four Cherubim and Wheels.
Eze 2:1-10. Ezekiel's Commission.
Eze 3:1-27. Ezekiel Eats the Roll. Is Commissioned to Go to Them of the Captivity and Goes to Tel-abib by the Chebar: Again Beholds the Shekinah Glory: Is Told to Retire to His House, and Only Speak when God Opens His Mouth.
Eze 4:1-17. Symbolical Vision of the Siege and the Iniquity-bearing.
Eze 5:1-17. Vision of Cutting the Hairs, and the Calamities Foreshadowed Thereby.
Eze 6:1-14. Continuation of the Same Subject.
Eze 7:1-27. Lamentation over the Coming Ruin of Israel; the Penitent Reformation of a Remnant; the Chain Symbolizing the Captivity.
Eze 9:1-11. Continuation of the Preceding Vision: The Sealing of the Faithful.
Eze 10:1-22. Vision of Coals of Fire Scattered over the City: Repetition of the Vision of the Cherubim.
Eze 11:1-25. Prophecy of the Destruction of the Corrupt "Princes of the People;" Pelatiah Dies; Promise of Grace to the Believing Remnant; Departure of the Glory of God from the City; Ezekiel's Return to the Captives.
Eze 12:1-28. Ezekiel's Typical Moving to Exile: Prophecy of Zedekiah's Captivity and Privation of Sight: the Jews' Unbelieving Surmise as to the Distance of the Event Reproved.
Eze 13:1-23. Denunciation of False Prophets and Prophetesses; Their False Teachings, and God's Consequent Judgments.
Eze 14:1-23. Hypocritical Inquirers Are Answered According to Their Hypocrisy. The Calamities Coming on the People; but a Remnant Is to Escape.
Eze 15:1-8. The Worthlessness of the Vine as Wood Especially When Burnt, Is the Image of the Worthlessness and Guilt of the Jews, Who Shall Pass from One Fire to Another.
Eze 16:1-63. Detailed Application of the Parabolical Delineation of the Fifteenth Chapter to Jerusalem Personified as a Daughter.
Eze 17:1-24. Parable of the Two Great Eagles, and the Cropping of the Cedar of Lebanon. Judah Is to Be Judged for Revolting from Babylon, Which Had Set Up Zedekiah instead of Jehoiachin, to Egypt; God Himself, as the Rival of the Babylonian King, Is to Plant the Gospel Cedar of Messiah.
Eze 18:1-32. The Parable of the Sour Grapes Reproved.
Eze 19:1-14. Elegy over the Fall of David's House.
Eze 20:1-49. Rejection of the Elders' Application to the Prophet: Exposure of Israel's Protracted Rebellions, notwithstanding God's Long-suffering Goodness: Yet Will God Restore His People at Last.
Eze 21:1-32. Prophecy against Israel and Jerusalem, and against Ammon.
Eze 22:1-31. God's Judgment on the Sinfulness of Jerusalem.
Eze 23:1-49. Israel's and Judah's Sin and Punishment Are Parabolically Portrayed under the Names Aholah and Aholibah.
Eze 24:1-27. Vision of the Boiling Caldron, and of the Death of Ezekiel's Wife.
Eze 25:1-17. Appropriately in the Interval of Silence as to the Jews in the Eight Chapters, (Twenty-fifth through Thirty-second) Ezekiel Denounces Judgments on the Heathen World Kingdoms.
Eze 26:1-21. The Judgment on Tyre through Nebuchadnezzar (TWENTY-SIXTH THROUGH Twenty-eighth Chapters).
Eze 27:1-36. Tyre's Former Greatness, Suggesting a Lamentation over Her Sad Downfall.
Eze 28:1-26. Prophetical Dirge on the King of Tyre, as the Culmination and Embodiment of the Spirit of Carnal Pride and Self-sufficiency of the Whole State. The Fall of Zidon, the Mother City. The Restoration of Israel in Contrast with Tyre and Zidon.
Eze 29:1-21. The Judgment on Egypt by Nebuchadnezzar; though about to Be Restored after Forty Years, It Was Still to Be in a State of Degradation.
Eze 30:1-26. Continuation of the Prophecies against Egypt.
Eze 31:1-18. The Overthrow of Egypt Illustrated by That of Assyria.
Eze 32:1-32. Two Elegies over Pharaoh, One Delivered on the First Day (Eze 32:1), THE Other on the Fifteenth Day of the Same Month, the Twelfth of the Twelfth Year.
Eze 33:1-33. Renewal of Ezekiel's Commission, Now that He Is Again to Address His Countrymen, and in a New Tone.
Eze 34:1-31. Reproof of the False Shepherds; Promise of the True and Good Shepherd.
Eze 35:1-15. Judgment on Edom.
Eze 36:1-38. Israel Avenged of Her Foes, and Restored, First to Inward Holiness, Then to Outward Prosperity.
Eze 37:1-28. The Vision of Dry Bones Revivified, Symbolizing Israel's Death and Resurrection.
Eze 38:1-23. The Assault of Gog, and God's Judgment on Him.
Eze 39:1-29. Continuation of the Prophecy against Gog.
Eze 40:1-49. The Remaining Chapters, the Fortieth through Forty-eighth, Give an Ideal Picture of the Restored Jewish Temple.
Eze 41:1-26. The Chambers and Ornaments of the Temple.
Eze 42:1-20. Chambers of the Priests: Measurements of the Temple.
Eze 43:1-27. Jehovah's Return to the Temple.
Eze 44:1-31. Ordinances for the Prince and the Priests.
Eze 45:1-25. Allotment of the Land for the Sanctuary, the City, and the Prince.
Eze 46:1-24. Continuation of the Ordinances for the Prince and for the People in Their Worship.
Eze 47:1-23. Vision of the Temple Waters. Borders and Division of The land.
Eze 48:1-35. Allotment of the Land to the Several Tribes.
THE BOOK OF DANIEL. Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Da 1:1-21. The Babylonian Captivity Begins; Daniel's Education at Babylon, &C.
Da 2:1-49. Nebuchadnezzar's Dream: Daniel's Interpretation of It, and Advancement.
Da 3:1-30. Nebuchadnezzar's Idolatrous Image; Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego Are Delivered from the Furnace.
Da 4:1-37. Edict of Nebuchadnezzar Containing His Second Dream, Relating to Himself.
Da 5:1-31. Belshazzar's Impious Feast; the Handwriting on the Wall Interpreted by Daniel of the Doom of Babylon and Its King.
Da 6:1-28. Darius' Decree: Daniel's Disobedience, and Consequent Exposure to the Lions: His Deliverance by God, and Darius' Decree.
Da 7:1-28. Vision of the Four Beasts.
Da 8:1-27. Vision of the Ram and He-Goat: The Twenty-three Hundred Days of the Sanctuary Being Trodden Down.
Da 9:1-27. Daniel's Confession and Prayer for Jerusalem: Gabriel Comforts Him by the Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks.
Da 10:1-21. Daniel Comforted by an Angelic Vision.
Da 11:1-45. This chapter is an enlargement of the eighth: The Overthrow of Persia by Grecia: The Four Divisions of Alexander's Kingdom: Conflicts between the Kings of the South and of the North, the Ptolemies and Seleucidæ: Antiochus Epiphanes.
Da 12:1-13. Conclusion of the Vision (Tenth through Twelfth Chapters) AND Epilogue to the Book.
THE BOOK OF HOSEA Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Ho 1:1-11. Inscription.
Ho 2:1-23. Application of the Symbols in the First Chapter.
Ho 3:1-5. Israel's Condition in Their Present Dispersion, Subsequent to Their Return from Babylon, Symbolized.
Ho 4:1-19. Henceforth the Prophet Speaks Plainly and without Symbol, in Terse, Sententious Propositions.
Ho 5:1-5. God's Judgments on the Priests, People, and Princes of Israel for Their Sins.
Ho 6:1-11. The Israelites' Exhortation to One Another to Seek the Lord.
Ho 7:1-16. Reproof of Israel.
Ho 8:1-14. Prophecy of the Irruption of the Assyrians, in Punishment for Israel's Apostasy, Idolatry, and Setting Up of Kings without God's Sanction.
Ho 9:1-17. Warning against Israel's Joy at Partial Relief from Their Troubles: Their Crops Shall Fail, and the People Leave the Lord's Land for Egypt and Assyria, Where They Cannot, If So Inclined, Serve God According to the Ancient Ritual: Folly of Their False Prophets.
Ho 10:1-15. Israel's Idolatry, the Source of Perjuries and Unlawful Leagues, Soon Destined to Be the Ruin of the State, Their King and Their Images Being About to Be Carried Off; a Just Chastisement, the Reaping Corresponding to the Sowing.
Ho 11:1-12. God's Former Benefits, and Israel's Ingratitude Resulting in Punishment, Yet Jehovah Promises Restoration at Last.
Ho 12:1-14. Reproof of Ephraim and Judah: Their Father Jacob Ought to Be a Pattern to Them.
Ho 13:1-16. Ephraim's Sinful Ingratitude to God, and Its Fatal Consequence; God's Promise at Last.
Ho 14:1-9. God's Promise of Blessing, on Their Repentance: Their Abandonment of Idolatry Foretold: The Conclusion of the Whole, the Just Shall Walk in God's Ways, but the Transgressor Shall Fall Therein.
THE BOOK OF JOEL Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Joe 1:1-20. The Desolate Aspect of the Country through the Plague of Locusts; the People Admonished to Offer Solemn Prayers in the Temple; for This Calamity Is the Earnest of a Still Heavier One.
Joe 2:1-32. The Coming Judgment a Motive to Repentance. Promise of Blessings in the Last Days.
Joe 3:1-21. God's Vengeance on Israel's Foes in the Valley of Jehoshaphat. His Blessing on the Church.
THE BOOK OF AMOS Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Am 1:1-15. God's Judgments on Syria, Philistia, Tyre, Edom, and Ammon.
Am 2:1-16. Charges against Moab, Judah, and Lastly Israel, the Chief Subject of Amos' Prophecies.
Am 3:1-15. God's Extraordinary Love, Being Repaid by Israel with Ingratitude, of Necessity Calls for Judgments, Which the Prophets Announce, Not at Random, but by God's Commission, Which They Cannot but Fulfil. The Oppression Prevalent in Israel Will Bring Down Ruin on All Save a Small Remnant.
Am 4:1-13. Denunciation of Israel's Nobles for Oppression; and of the Whole Nation for Idolatry; and for Their Being Unreformed Even by God's Judgments: Therefore They Must Prepare for the Last and Worst Judgment of All.
Am 5:1-27. Elegy over the Prostrate Kingdom: Renewed Exhortations to Repentance: God Declares that the Coming Day of Judgment Shall Be Terrible to the Scorners Who Despise It: Ceremonial Services Are Not Acceptable to Him Where True Piety Exists Not: Israel Shall Therefore Be Removed Far Eastward.
Am 6:1-14. Denunciation of Both the Sister Nations (Especially Their Nobles) For Wanton Security--Zion, as Well as Samaria: Threat of the Exile: Ruin of Their Palaces and Slaughter of the People: Their Perverse Injustice.
Am. 7:1-9. The seventh, eighth, and ninth chapters contain Visions, with Their Explanations.
Am 8:1-14. Vision of a Basket of Summer Fruit Symbolical, of Israel's End. Resuming the Series of Symbols Interrupted by Amaziah, Amos Adds a Fourth. The Avarice of the Oppressors of the Poor: The Overthrow of the Nation: The Wish for the Means of Religious Counsel, when There Shall Be a Famine of the Word.
Am 9:1-15. Fifth and Last Vision.
THE BOOK OF OBADIAH Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Ob 1-21. Doom of Edom for Cruelty to Judah, Edom's Brother; Restoration of the Jews.
THE BOOK OF JONAH Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Jon 1:1-17. Jonah's Commission to Nineveh, Flight, Punishment, and Preservation by Miracle.
Jon 2:1-10. Jonah's Prayer of Faith and Deliverance.
Jon 3:1-10. Jonah's Second Commission to Nineveh: The Ninevites Repent of Their Evil Way: So God Repents of the Evil Threatened.
Jon 4:1-11. Jonah Frets at God's Mercy to Nineveh: Is Reproved by the Type of a Gourd.
THE BOOK OF MICAH Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Mic 1:1-16. God's Wrath against Samaria and Judah; the Former Is to Be Overthrown; Such Judgments in Prospect Call for Mourning.
Mic 2:1-13. Denunciation of the Evils Prevalent: The People's Unwillingness to Hear the Truth: Their Expulsion From the Land the Fitting Fruit of Their Sin: Yet Judah and Israel Are Hereafter to Be Restored.
Mic 3:1-12. The Sins of the Princes, Prophets, and Priests: The Consequent Desolation of Zion.
Mic 4:1-13. Transition to the Glory, Peace, Kingdom, and Victory of Zion.
Mic 5:1-15. The Calamities Which Precede Messiah's Advent. His Kingdom, Conquest of Jacob's Foes, and Blessing upon His People.
Mic 6:1-16. Appeal before All Creation to the Israelites to Testify, if They Can, if Jehovah Ever Did Aught but Acts of Kindness to Them from the Earliest Period: God Requires of Them Not So Much Sacrifices, as Real Piety and Justice: Their Impieties and Coming Punishment.
Mic 7:1-20. The Universality of the Corruption; the Chosen Remnant, Driven from Every Human Confidence, Turns to God; Triumphs by Faith over Her Enemies; Is Comforted by God's Promises in Answer to Prayer, and by the Confusion of Her Enemies, and So Breaks Forth into Praises of God's Character.
THE BOOK OF NAHUM Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Na 1:1-15. Jehovah's Attributes as a Jealous Judge of Sin, Yet Merciful to His Trusting People, Should Inspire Them with Confidence. He Will Not Allow the Assyrians Again to Assail Them, but Will Destroy the Foe.
Na 2:1-13. The Advance of the Destroying Forces against Nineveh, after It Was Used as God's Rod for a Time to Chastise His People: The Capture of That Lion's Dwelling, According to the Sure Word of Jehovah.
Na 3:1-19. Repetition of Nineveh's Doom, with New Features; the Cause Is Her Tyranny, Rapine, and Cruelty: No-ammon's Fortifications Did Not Save Her; It Is Vain, Therefore, for Nineveh to Think Her Defenses Will Secure Her against God's Sentence.
THE BOOK OF HABAKKUK Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Hab 1:1-17. Habakkuk's Expostulation with Jehovah on Account of the Prevalence of Injustice: Jehovah Summons Attention to His Purpose of Sending the Chaldeans as the Avengers. The Prophet Complains, that These Are Worse than Those on Whom Vengeance Was to Be Taken.
Hab 2:1-20. The Prophet
Hab 3:1-19. Habakkuk's Prayer to God: God's Glorious Revelation of Himself at Sinai and at Gibeon, a Pledge of His Interposing Again in Behalf of Israel against Babylon, and All Other Foes; Hence the Prophet's Confidence Amid Calamities.
THE BOOK OF ZEPHANIAH Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Zep 1:1-18. God's Severe Judgment on Judah for Its Idolatry and Neglect of Him: The Rapid Approach of the Judgment, and the Impossibility of Escape.
Zep 2:1-15. Exhortation to Repent before the Chaldean Invaders Come. Doom of Judah's Foes, the Philistines, Moab, Ammon, with Their Idols, and Ethiopia and Assyria.
Zep 3:1-20. Resumption of the Denunciation of Jerusalem, as Being Unreformed by the Punishment of Other Nations: After Her Chastisement Jehovah Will Interpose for Her against Her Foes; His Worship Shall Flourish in All Lands, Beginning at Jerusalem, Where He Shall Be in the Midst of His People, and Shall Make Them a Praise in All the Earth.
THE BOOK OF HAGGAI Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Hag 1:1-15. Haggai Calls the People to Consider Their Ways in Neglecting to Build God's House: The Evil of This Neglect to Themselves: The Honor to God of Attending to It: The People's Penitent Obedience under Zerubbabel Followed by God's Gracious Assurance.
Hag 2:1-9. Second Prophecy. The people, discouraged at the inferiority of this temple to Solomon's, are encouraged nevertheless to persevere, because God is with them, and this house by its connection with Messiah's kingdom shall have a glory far above that of gold and silver.
THE BOOK OF ZECHARIAH Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Zec 1:1-17. Introductory Exhortation to Repentance. The Visions. The man among the myrtles: Comforting explanation by the angel, an encouragement to the Jews to build the city and temple: The four horns and four artificers.
Zec 2:1-13. Third Vision. The man with the measuring-line.
Zec 3:1-10. Fourth Vision. Joshua the high priest before the angel of Jehovah; accused by Satan, but justified by Jehovah through Messiah the coming Branch.
Zec 4:1-14. Fifth Vision. The golden candlestick and the two olive trees. The temple shall be completed by the aid of God's Spirit.
Zec 5:1-4. Sixth Vision. The Flying Roll. The fraudulent and perjuring transgressors of the law shall be extirpated from Judea.
Zec 6:1-8. Eighth Vision. The Four Chariots.
Zec 7:1-14. II. Didactic Part, Seventh and Eighth chapters. Obedience, Rather than Fasting, Enjoined: Its Reward.
Zec 8:1-23. Continuation of the Subject in the Seventh Chapter. After urging them to obedience by the fate of their fathers, he urges them to it by promises of coming prosperity.
Zec 9:1-17. Ninth to Fourteenth Chapters Are Prophetical.
Zec 10:1-12. Prayer and Promise.
Zec 11:1-17. Destruction of the Second Temple and Jewish Polity for the Rejection of Messiah.
Zec 12:1-14. Jerusalem the Instrument of Judgment on Her Foes Hereafter; Her Repentance and Restoration.
Zec 13:1-9. Cleansing of the Jews from Sin; Abolition of Idolatry; the Shepherd Smitten; the People of the Land Cut Off, except a Third Part Refined by Trials.
Zec 14:1-21. Last Struggle with the Hostile World-Powers: Messiah-Jehovah Saves Jerusalem and Destroys the Foe, of Whom the Remnant Turns to the Lord Reigning at Jerusalem.
THE BOOK OF MALACHI Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Mal 1:1-14. God's Love: Israel's Ingratitude: THE Priests' Mercenary Spirit: A Gentile Spiritual Priesthood Shall Supersede Them.
Mal 2:1-17. Reproof of the Priests for Violating the Covenant; and the People Also for Mixed Marriages and Unfaithfulness.
Mal 3:1-18. Messiah's Coming, Preceded by His Forerunner, to Punish the Guilty for Various Sins, and to Reward Those Who Fear God.
Mal 4:1-6. God's Coming Judgment: Triumph of the Godly: Return to the law THE Best Preparation for Jehovah's Coming: Elijah's Preparatory Mission of Reformation.
The New Testament sTHE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW Commentary by David Brown cINTRODUCTION
Mt 1:1-17. Genealogy of Christ. (Lu 3:23-38).
Mt 2:1-12. Visit of the Magi to Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Mt 3:1-12. Preaching and Ministry of John. (Mr 1:1-8; Lu 3:1-18).
Mt 4:1-11. Temptation of Christ. (Mr 1:12, 13; Lu 4:1-13).
Sermon on the Mount.
Mt 5:1-16. The Beatitudes, and Their Bearing upon the World.
Sermon on the Mount--continued.
Sermon on the Mount--concluded.
Mt 8:1-4. Healing of a Leper. (Mr 1:40-45; Lu 5:12-16).
Mt 9:1-8. Healing of a Paralytic. (Mr 2:1-12; Lu 5:17-26).
Mt 10:1-5. Mission of the Twelve Apostles. (Mr 6:7-13; Lu 9:1-6).
Mt 11:1-19. The Imprisoned Baptist's Message to His Master--The Reply, and Discourse, on the Departure of the Messengers, Regarding John and His Mission. (Lu 7:18-35).
Mt 12:1-8. Plucking Corn Ears on the Sabbath Day. (Mr 2:23-28; Lu 6:1-5).
Mt 13:1-52. Jesus Teaches by Parables. (Mr 4:1-34; Lu 8:4-18; 13:18-20).
Mt 14:1-12. Herod Thinks Jesus a Resurrection of the Murdered Baptist--Account of His Imprisonment and Death. (Mr 6:14-29; Lu 9:7-9).
Mt 15:1-20. Discourse on Ceremonial Pollution. (Mr 7:1, 23).
Mt 16:1-12. A Sign from Heaven Sought and Refused--Caution against the Leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Mt 17:1-13. Jesus Is Transfigured--Conversation about Elias. (Mr 9:2-13; Lu 9:28-36).
Mt 18:1-9. Strife among the Twelve Who Should Be Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven, with Relative Teaching. (Mr 9:33-50; Lu 9:46-50).
Mt 19:1-12. Final Departure from Galilee--Divorce. (Mr 10:1-12; Lu 9:51).
Mt 20:1-16. Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard.
Mt 21:1-9. Christ's Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem on the First Day of the Week. (Mr 11:1-11; Lu 19:29-40; Joh 12:12-19).
Mt 22:1-14. Parable of the Marriage of the King's Son.
Mt 23:1-39. Denunciation of the Scribes and Pharisees--Lamentation over Jerusalem, and Farewell to the Temple. (Mr 12:38-40; Lu 20:45-47).
Mt 24:1-51. Christ's Prophecy of the Destruction of Jerusalem, and Warnings Suggested by It to Prepare for His Second Coming. (Mr 13:1-37; Lu 21:5-36).
Mt 25:1-13. Parable of the Ten Virgins.
Mt 26:1-16. Christ's Final Announcement of his Death, as Now within Two Days, and the Simultaneous Conspiracy of the Jewish Authorities to Compass It--The Anointing at Bethany--Judas Agrees with the Chief Priests to Betray His Lord. (Mr 14:1-11; Lu 22:1-6; Joh 12:1-11).
Mt 27:1-10. Jesus Led Away to Pilate--Remorse and Suicide of Judas. (Mr 15:1; Lu 23:1; Joh 18:28).
Mt 28:1-15. Glorious Angelic Announcement on the First Day of the Week, that Christ Is Risen--His Appearance to the Women--The Guards Bribed to Give a False Account of the Resurrection. (Mr 16:1-8; Lu 24:1-8; Joh 20:1).
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARK Commentary by David Brown
Mr 1:1-8. The Preaching and Baptism of John. (Mt 3:1-12; Lu 3:1-18).
Mr 2:1-12. Healing of a Paralytic. (Mt 9:1-8; Lu 5:17-26).
Mr 3:1-12. The Healing of a Withered Hand on the Sabbath Day, and Retirement of Jesus to Avoid Danger. (Mt 12:9-21; Lu 6:6-11).
Mr 4:1-34. Parable of the Sower--Reason for Teaching in Parables--Parables of the Seed Growing We Know Not How, and of the Mustard Seed. (Mt 13:1-23, 31, 32; Lu 8:4-18).
Glorious Cure of the Gadarene Demoniac (Mr 5:1-20).
Mr 6:1-6. Christ Rejected at Nazareth. (Mt 13:54-58; Lu 4:16-30).
Mr 7:1-23. Discourse on Ceremonial Pollution. (Mt 15:1-20).
Mr 8:1-26. Four Thousand Miraculously Fed--A Sign from Heaven Sought and Refused--The Leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees--A Blind Man at Bethsaida Restored to Sight. (Mt 15:32-16:12).
Mr 9:1-13. Jesus Is Transfigured--Conversation about Elias. (Mt 16:28-17:13; Lu 9:27-36).
Mr 10:1-12. Final Departure from Galilee--Divorce. (Mt 19:1-12; Lu 9:51).
Mr 11:1-11. Christ's Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, on the First Day of the Week. (Mt 21:1-9; Lu 19:29-40; Joh 12:12, 19).
Mr 12:1-12. Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen. (Mt 21:33-46; Lu 20:9-18).
Mr 13:1-37. Christ's Prophecy of the Destruction of Jerusalem, and Warnings Suggested by It to Prepare for His Second Coming. (Mt 24:1-51; Lu 21:5-36).
Mr 14:1-11. The Conspiracy of the Jewish Authorities to Put Jesus to Death--The Supper and the Anointing at Bethany--Judas Agrees with the Chief Priests to Betray His Lord. (Mt 26:1-16; Lu 22:1-6; Joh 12:1-11).
Mr 15:1-20. Jesus Is Brought before Pilate--At a Second Hearing, Pilate, after Seeking to Release Him, Delivers Him Up--After Being Cruelly Entreated, He Is Led Away to Be Crucified. (Mt 26:1, 2, 11-31; Lu 23:1-6, 13-25; Joh 18:28-19:16).
Mr 16:1-20. Angelic Announcement to the Women on the First Day of the Week, that Christ Is Risen--His Appearances after His Resurrection--His Ascension--Triumphant Proclamation of His Gospel. (Mt 28:1-10, 16-20; Lu 24:1-51; Joh 20:1, 2, 11-29).
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE Commentary by David Brown
Lu 2:1-7. Birth of Christ.
Lu 3:1-20. Preaching, Baptism, and Imprisonment of John.
Lu 4:1-13. Temptation of Christ.
Lu 5:1-11. Miraculous Draught of Fishes--Call of Peter, James, and John.
Lu 6:1-5. Plucking Corn-ears on the Sabbath.
Lu 7:1-10. Centurion's Servant Healed.
Lu 8:1-3. A Galilean Circuit, with the Twelve and Certain Ministering Women. (In Luke only).
Lu 9:1-6. Mission of the Twelve Apostles.
Lu 10:1-24. Mission of the Seventy Disciples, and Their Return.
Lu 11:1-13. The Disciples Taught to Pray.
Lu 12:1-12. Warning against Hypocrisy.
Lu 13:1-9. The Lesson, "REPENT OR Perish," Suggested by Two Recent Incidents, and Illustrated by the Parable of the Barren Fig Tree.
Lu 14:1-24. Healing of a Dropsical Man, and Manifold Teachings at a Sabbath Feast.
Lu 15:1-32. Publicans and Sinners Welcomed by Christ--Three Parables to Explain This.
Lu 16:1-31. Parables of the Unjust Steward and of the Rich Man and Lazarus, or, the Right Use of Money.
Lu 17:1-10. Offenses--Faith--Humility.
Lu 18:1-8. Parable of the Importunate Widow.
Lu 19:1-10. Zaccheus the Publican.
Lu 20:1-19. The Authority of Jesus Questioned, and His Reply--Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen.
Lu 21:1-4. The Widow's Two Mites.
Lu 22:1-6. Conspiracy of the Jewish Authorities to Put Jesus to Death--Compact with Judas.
Lu 23:1-5. Jesus before Pilate.
Lu 24:1-12. Angelic Announcement to the Women That Christ Is Risen--Peter's Visit to the Empty Sepulchre.
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN Commentary by David Brown
Joh 1:1-14. The Word Made Flesh.
Joh 2:1-12. First Miracle, Water Made Wine--Brief Visit to Capernaum.
Joh 3:1-21. Night Interview of Nicodemus with Jesus.
Joh 4:1-42. Christ and the Woman of Samaria--The Samaritans of Sychar.
Joh 5:1-47. The Impotent Man Healed--Discourse Occasioned by the Persecution Arising Thereupon.
Joh 6:1-13. Five Thousand Miraculously Fed.
Joh 7:1-53. Christ at the Feast of Tabernacles.
Joh 8:1-11. The Woman Taken in Adultery.
Joh 9:1-41. The Opening of the Eyes of One Born Blind, and What Followed on It.
Joh 10:1-21. The Good Shepherd.
Joh 11:1-46. Lazarus Raised from the Dead--The Consequences of This.
Joh 12:1-11. The Anointing at Bethany.
Joh 13:1-20. At the Last Supper Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet--The Discourse Arising Thereupon.
Joh 14:1-31. Discourse at the Table, after Supper.
Joh 15:1-27. Discourse at the Supper Table Continued.
Joh 16:1-33. Discourse at the Supper Table Concluded.
Joh 17:1-26. The Intercessory Prayer.
Joh 18:1-13. Betrayal and Apprehension of Jesus.
Joh 19:1-16. Jesus before Pilate--Scourged--Treated with Other Severities and Insults--Delivered Up, and Led Away to Be Crucified.
Joh 20:1-18. Mary's Visit to the Sepulchre, and Return to It with Peter and John--Her Risen Lord Appears to Her.
Joh 21:1-23. Supplementary Particulars.
THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES Commentary by David Brown
Ac 1:1-11. Introduction--Last Days of Our Lord upon Earth--His Ascension.
Ac 2:1-13. Descent of the Spirit--The Disciples Speak with Tongues--Amazement of the Multitude.
Ac 3:1-26. Peter Heals a Lame Man at the Temple Gate--Hs Address to the Wondering Multitude.
Ac 4:1-13. Peter and John before the Samhedrim.
Ac 5:1-11. Ananias and Sapphira.
Ac 6:1-7. First Election of Deacons.
Ac 7:1-60. Defense and Martyrdom of Stephen.
Ac 8:1-4. Persecution Continued, in Which Saul Takes a Prominent Part--How Overruled for Good.
Ac 9:1-25. Conversion of Saul, and Beginnings of His Ministry.
Ac 10:1-48. Accession and Baptism of Cornelius and His Party; or, The First-fruits of the Gentiles.
Ac 11:1-18. Peter Vindicates Himself before the Church in Jerusalem for His Procedure towards the Gentiles.
Ac 12:1-19. Persecution of the Church by Herod Agrippa I--Martyrdom of James and Miraculous Deliverance of Peter.
PAUL'S FIRST MISSIONARY JOURNEY: In Company with Barnabas. Ac 13:1-14:28.
Ac 14:1-7. Meeting with Similar Success and Similar Opposition at Iconium, Paul and Barnabas Flee for Their Lives to Lystra and Derbe, and Preach There.
Ac 15:1-35. Council at Jerusalem to Decide on the Necessity of Circumcision for the Gentile Converts.
PAUL'S SECOND MISSIONARY JOURNEY. Ac 15:41-18:22.
Ac 17:1-15. At Thessalonica the Success of Paul's Preaching Endangering His Life, He Is Despatched by Night to Berea, Where His Message Meets with Enlightened Acceptance--A Hostile Movement from Thessalonica Occasions His Sudden Departure from Berea--He Arrives at Athens.
Ac 18:1-22. Paul's Arrival and Labors at Corinth, Where He Is Rejoined by Silas and Timothy, and, under Divine Encouragement, Makes a Long Stay--At Length, Retracing His Steps, by Ephesus, Cæsarea, and Jerusalem, He Returns for the Last Time to Antioch, Thus Completing His Second Missionary Journey.
Ac 19:1-41. Signal Success of Paul at Ephesus.
Ac 20:1-12. Paul Fulfils His Purpose of Proceeding Again to Macedonia and Greece--Returning Thence, on His Route for Jerusalem, He Revisits Philippi and Troas--His Ministrations at Troas.
Ac 21:1-16. Sailing from Ephesus, They Land at Tyre, and Thence Sailing to Ptolemais, They Proceed by Land to Cæsarea and Jerusalem.
Ac 22:1-30. Paul's Defense from the Stairs of the Fortress--The Rage of the Audience Bursting Forth, the Commandant Has Him Brought into the Fort to Be Examined by Scourging, but Learning that He Is a Roman, He Orders His Release and Commands the Samhedrim to Try Him.
Ac 23:1-10. Paul's Defense before the Samhedrim Divides the Rival Factions, from Whose Violence the Commandant Has the Apostle Removed into the Fortress.
Ac 24:1-27. Paul, Accused by a Professional Pleader before Felix, Makes His Defense, and Is Remanded for a Further Hearing. At a Private Interview Felix Trembles under Paul's Preaching, but Keeps Him Prisoner for Two Years, When He Was Succeeded by Festus.
Ac 25:1-12. Festus, Coming to Jerusalem, Declines to Have Paul Brought Thither for Judgment, but Gives the Parties a Hearing on His Return to Cæsarea--On Festus Asking the Apostle if He Would Go to Jerusalem for Another Hearing before Him, He Is Constrained in Justice to His Cause to Appeal to the Emperor.
Ac 26:1-32. Paul's Defense of Himself before King Agrippa, Who Pronounces Him Innocent, but Concludes That the Appeal to Cæsar Must Be Carried Out.
Ac 27:1-44. The Voyage to Italy--The Shipwreck and Safe Landing at Malta.
Ac 28:1-31. The Wintering at Malta, and Notable Occurrences There--Prosecution of the Voyage to Italy as Far as Puteoli, and Land Journey Thence to Rome--Summary of the Apostle's Labors There for the Two Following Years.
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE ROMANS Commentary by David Brown
Ro 1:1-17. Introduction.
Ro 2:1-29. The Jew under Like Condemnation with the Gentile.
Ro 3:1-8. Jewish Objections Answered.
Ro 4:1-25. The Foregoing Doctrine of Justification by Faith Illustrated from the Old Testament.
Ro 5:1-11. The Blessed Effects of Justification by Faith.
Ro 6:1-11. The Bearing of Justification by Grace upon a Holy Life.
Ro 7:1-25. Same Subject Continued.
Ro 8:1-39. Conclusion of the Whole Argument--The Glorious Completeness of Them That Are in Christ Jesus.
Ro 9:1-33. The Bearing of the Foregoing Truths upon the Condition and Destiny of the Chosen People--Election--The Calling of the Gentiles.
Ro 10:1-21. Same Subject Continued--How Israel Came to Miss Salvation, and the Gentiles to Find It.
Ro 11:1-36. Same Subject Continued and Concluded--The Ultimate Inbringing of All Israel, to Be, with the Gentiles, One Kingdom of God on the Earth.
Ro 12:1-21. Duties of Believers, General and Particular.
Ro 13:1-14. Same Subject Continued--Political and Social Relations--Motives.
Ro 14:1-23. Same Subject Continued--Christian Forbearance.
Ro 15:1-13. Same Subject Continued and Concluded.
Ro 16:1-27. Conclusion, Embracing Sundry Salutations and Directions, and a Closing Prayer.
THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS Commentary by A. R. Faussett
1Co 1:1-31. The Inscription; Thanksgiving for the Spiritual State of the Corinthian Church; Reproof of Party Divisions: His Own Method of Preaching Only Christ.
1Co 2:1-16. Paul's Subject of Preaching, Christ Crucified, Not in Worldly, but in Heavenly, Wisdom among the Perfect.
1Co 3:1-23. Paul Could Not Speak to Them of Deep Spiritual Truths, as They Were Carnal, Contending for Their Several Teachers; These Are Nothing but Workers for God, to Whom They Must Give Account in the Day of Fiery Judgment. The Hearers Are God's Temple, Which They Must Not Defile by Contentions for Teachers, Who, as Well as All Things, Are Theirs, Being Christ's.
1Co 4:1-21. True View of Ministers: The Judgment Is Not to Be Forestalled; Meanwhile the Apostles' Low State Contrasts with the Corinthians' Party Pride, Not That Paul Would Shame Them, but as a Father Warn Them; for Which End He Sent Timothy, and Will Soon Come Himself.
1Co 5:1-13. The Incestuous Person at Corinth: The Corinthians Reproved for Connivance, and Warned to Purge Out the Bad Leaven. Qualification of His Former Command as to Association with Sinners of the World.
1Co 6:1-11. Litigation of Christians in Heathen Courts Censured: Its Very Existence Betrays a Wrong Spirit: Better to Bear Wrong Now, and Hereafter the Doers of Wrong Shall Be Shut Out of Heaven.
1Co 7:1-40. Reply to Their Inquiries as to Marriage; the General Principle in Other Things Is, Abide in Your Station, for the Time Is Short.
1Co 8:1-13. On Partaking of Meats Offered to Idols.
1Co 9:1-27. He Confirms His Teaching as to Not Putting a Stumbling-block in a Brother's Way (1Co 8:13) BY His Own Example in Not Using His Undoubted Rights as an Apostle, so as to Win Men to Christ.
1Co 10:1-33. Danger of Fellowship with Idolatry Illustrated in the History of Israel: Such Fellowship Incompatible with Fellowship in the Lord's Supper. Even Lawful Things Are to Be Forborne, so as Not to Hurt Weak Brethren.
1Co 11:1-34. Censure on Disorders in Their Assemblies: Their Women Not Being Veiled, and Abuses at the Love-Feasts.
1Co 12:1-31. The Use and the Abuse of Spiritual Gifts, Especially Prophesying and Tongues.
1Co 13:1-13. Charity or Love Superior to All Gifts.
1Co 14:1-25. Superiority of Prophecy over Tongues.
1Co 15:1-58. The Resurrection Proved against the Deniers of It at Corinth.
1Co 16:1-24. Directions as to the Collection for the Judean Christians: Paul's Future Plans: He Commends to Them Timothy, Apollos, &C. Salutations and Conclusions.
THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS Commentary by A. R. Faussett
2Co 1:1-24. The Heading; Paul's Consolations in Recent Trials in Asia; His Sincerity towards the Corinthians; Explanation of His Not Having Visited Them as He Had Purposed.
2Co 2:1-17. Reason Why He Had Not Visited Them on His Way to Macedonia; the Incestuous Person Ought Now to Be Forgiven; His Anxiety to Hear Tidings of Their State from Titus, and His Joy When at Last the Good News Reaches Him.
2Co 3:1-18. The Sole Commendation He Needs to Prove God's Sanction of His Ministry He Has in His Corinthian Converts: His Ministry Excels the Mosaic, as the Gospel of Life and Liberty Excels the Law of Condemnation.
2Co 4:1-18. His Preaching Is Open and Sincere, though to Many the Gospel Is Hidden.
2Co 5:1-21. The Hope (2Co 4:17, 18) OF Eternal Glory in the Resurrection Body.
2Co 6:1-18. His Apostolic Ministry Is Approved by Faithfulness in Exhortation, in Sufferings, in Exhibition of the Fruits of the Holy ghost: His Largeness of Heart to Them Calls for Enlargement of Their Heart to Him. Exhortations to Separation from Pollution.
2Co 7:1-16. Self-Purification Their Duty Resulting from the Foregoing. His Love to Them, and Joy at the Good Effects on Them of His Former Epistle, as Reported by Titus.
2Co 8:1-24. The Collection for the Saints; the Readiness of the Macedonians a Pattern to the Corinthians; Christ the Highest Pattern; Each Is to Give Willingly after His Ability; Titus and Two Others Are the Agents Accredited to Complete the Collection.
2Co 9:1-15. Reasons for His Sending Titus. The Greater Their Bountifulness, the More Shall Be the Return of Blessing to Them, and Thanksgiving to God.
2Co 10:1-18. He Vindicates His Apostolic Authority against Those Who Depreciated Him for His Personal Appearance. He Will Make His Power Felt When He Comes. He Boasts Not, as They, Beyond His Measure.
2Co 11:1-33. Through Jealousy over the Corinthians, Who Made More Account of the False Apostles Than of Him, He Is Obliged to Commend Himself as in Many Respects Superior.
2Co 12:1-21. Revelations in Which He Might Glory: But He Rather Glories in Infirmities, as Calling Forth Christ's Power: Signs of His Apostleship: His Disinterestedness: Not That He Is Excusing Himself to Them; but He Does All for Their Good, lest He Should Find Them Not Such as He Desired, and So Should Have to Be Severe at His Coming.
2Co 13:1-14. He Threatens a Severe Proof of His Apostolic Authority, but Prefers They Would Spare Him the Necessity for It.
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE GALATIANS Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Ga 1:1-24. Superscription. Greetings. The Cause of His Writing Is Their Speedy Falling Away from the Gospel He Taught. Defense of His Teaching: His Apostolic Call Independent of Man.
Ga 2:1-21. His Co-ordinate Authority as Apostle of the Circumcision Recognized by the Apostles. Proved by His Rebuking Peter for Temporizing at Antioch: His Reasoning as to the Inconsistency of Judaizing with Justification by Faith.
Ga 3:1-29. Reproof of the Galatians for Abandoning Faith for Legalism. Justification by Faith Vindicated: The Law Shown to Be Subsequent to the Promise: Believers Are the Spiritual Seed of Abraham, Who Was Justified by Faith. The Law Was Our Schoolmaster to Bring Us to Christ, that We Might Become Children of God by Faith.
Ga 4:1-31. The Same Subject Continued: Illustration of Our Subjection to the Law Only till Christ Came
Ga 5:1-26. Peroration. Exhortation to Stand Fast in the Gospel Liberty, Just Set Forth, and Not to Be Led by Judaizers into Circumcision, or Law Justification: Yet though Free, to Serve One Another by Love: To Walk in the Spirit, Bearing the Fruit Thereof, Not in the Works of the Flesh.
Ga 6:1-18. Exhortations Continued; to Forbearance and Humility; Liberality to Teachers and in General. Postscript and Benediction.
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE EPHESIANS Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Eph 1:1-23. Inscription: Origin of the Church in the Father's Eternal Counsel, and the Son's Bloodshedding: The Sealing of It by the Spirit. Thanksgiving and Prayer that They May Fully Know God's Gracious Power in Christ towards the Saints.
Eph 2:1-22. God's Love and Grace in Quickening Us, Once Dead, through Christ. His Purpose in Doing So: Exhortation Based on Our Privileges as Built Together, an Holy Temple, in Christ, through the Spirit.
Eph 3:1-21. His Apostolic Office to Make Known the Mystery of Christ Revealed by the Spirit: Prayer that by the Same Spirit They May Comprehend the Vast Love of Christ: Doxology Ending This Division of the Epistle.
Eph 4:1-32. Exhortations to Christian Duties Resting on Our Christian Privileges, as United in One Body, though Varying in the Graces Given to the Several Members, that We May Come unto a Perfect Man in Christ.
Eph 5:1-33. Exhortations to Love: And against Carnal Lusts and Communications. Circumspection in Walk: Redeeming the Time: Being Filled with the Spirit: Singing to the Lord with Thankfulness: The Wife's Duty to the Husband Rests on that of the Church to Christ.
Eph 6:1-24. Mutual Duties of Parents and Children: Masters and Servants: Our Life a Warfare: The Spiritual Armour Needed against Spiritual Foes. Conclusion.
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE PHILIPPIANS Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Php 1:1-30. Inscription. Thanksgiving and Prayers for the Flourishing Spiritual State of the Philippians. His Own State at Rome, and the Result of His Imprisonment in Spreading the Gospel. Exhortation to Christian Consistency.
Php 2:1-30. Continued Exhortation: To Unity: To Humility after Christ's Example, Whose Glory Followed His Humiliation: To Earnestness in Seeking Perfection, that They May Be His Joy in the Day of Christ: His Joyful Readiness to Be Offered Now by Death, so as to Promote Their Faith. His Intention to Send Timothy: His Sending Epaphroditus Meantime.
Php 3:1-21. Warning against Judaizers: He Has Greater Cause than They to Trust in Legal Righteousness, but Renounced It for Christ's Righteousness, in Which He Presses after Perfection: Warning against Carnal Persons: Contrast of the Believer's Life and Hope.
Php 4:1-23. Exhortations: Thanks for the Supply from Philippi: Greeting; and Closing Benediction.
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE COLOSSIANS Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Col 1:1-29. Address: Introduction: Confirming Epaphras' Teaching: The Glories of Christ: Thanksgiving and Prayer for the Colossians: His Own Ministry of the Mystery.
Col 2:1-23. His Strivings in Prayer for Their Steadfastness in Christ; from Whom He Warns Them Not to Be Led Away by False Wisdom.
Col 3:1-25. Exhortations to Heavenly Aims, as Opposed to Earthly, on the Ground of Union to the Risen Saviour; to Mortify and Put Off the Old Man, and to Put on the New; in Charity, Humility, Words of Edification, Thankfulness; Relative Duties.
Col 4:1-18. Exhortations Continued. To Prayer: Wisdom in Relation to the Unconverted: As to the Bearers of the Epistle, Tychicus and Onesimus: Closing Salutations.
THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE THESSALONIANS Commentary by A. R. Faussett
1Th 1:1-10. Address: Salutation: His Prayerful Thanksgiving for Their Faith, Hope, and Love. Their First Reception of the Gospel, and Their Good Influence on All Around.
1Th 2:1-20. His Manner of Preaching, and Theirs of Receiving, the Gospel; His Desire to Have Revisited Them Frustrated by Satan.
1Th 3:1-13. Proof of His Desire after Them in His Having Sent Timothy: His Joy at the Tidings Brought Back Concerning Their Faith and Charity: Prayers for Them.
1Th 4:1-18. Exhortations to Chastity; Brotherly Love; Quiet Industry; Abstinence from Undue Sorrow for Departed Friends, For at Christ's Coming All His Saints Shall Be Glorified.
1Th 5:1-28. The Suddenness of Christ's Coming a Motive for Watchfulness; Various Precepts: Prayer for Their Being Found Blameless, Body, Soul, and Spirit, at Christ's Coming: Conclusion.
THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE THESSALONIANS Commentary by A. R. Faussett
2Th 1:1-12. Address and Salutation: Introduction: Thanksgiving for Their Growth in Faith and Love, and for Their Patience in Persecutions, Which Are a Token for Good Everlasting to Them, and for Perdition to Their Adversaries at Christ's Coming: Prayer for Their Perfection.
2Th 2:1-17. Correction of Their Error as to Christ's Immediate Coming. The Apostasy that Must Precede It. Exhortation to Steadfastness, Introduced with Thanksgiving for Their Election by God.
2Th 3:1-18. He Asks Their Prayers: His Confidence in Them: Prayer for Them: Charges against Disorderly Idle Conduct; His Own Example: Concluding Prayer and Salutation.
THE PASTORAL EPISTLES OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO TIMOTHY AND TITUS Commentary by A. R. Faussett
1Ti 1:1-20. Address: Paul's Design in Having Left Timothy at Ephesus, Namely, to Check False Teachers; True Use of the Law; Harmonizing with the Gospel; God's Grace in Calling Paul, Once a Blasphemer, to Experience and to Preach It; Charges to Timothy.
1Ti 2:1-15. Public Worship. Direction as to Intercessions for All Men, since Christ Is a Ransom for All. The Duties of Men and Women Respectively in Respect to Public Prayer. Woman's Subjection; Her Sphere of Duty.
1Ti 3:1-16. Rules as to Bishops (Overseers) AND Deacons. The Church, and the Gospel Mystery Now Revealed to It, Are the End of All Such Rules.
1Ti 4:1-16. Prediction of a Coming Departure from the Faith: Timothy's Duty as to It: General Directions to Him.
1Ti 5:1-25. General Directions as to How Timothy Should Deal with Different Classes in the Church.
1Ti 6:1-21. Exhortations as to Distinctions of Civil Rank; the Duty of Slaves, in Opposition to the False Teachings of Gain-seekers; Timothy's Pursuit Is to Be Godliness, Which Is an Everlasting Possession: Solemn Adjuration to Do So against Christ's Coming; Charge to Be Given to the Rich. Concluding Exhortation.
THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO TIMOTHY Commentary by A. R. Faussett
1. This Epistle is the last testament and swan-like death song of Paul [Bengel].
2Ti 2:1-26. Exhortations; to Faithfulness as a Good Soldier of Christ; Errors to Be Shunned; the Lord's Sure Foundation; the Right Spirit for a Servant of Christ.
2Ti 3:1-17. Coming Evil Days: Signs of Evil Already: Contrast in the Doctrine and Life of Paul, Which Timothy Should Follow in Accordance with His Early Training in Scripture.
2Ti 4:1-22. Solemn Charge to Timothy to Do His Duty Zealously, for Times of Apostasy Are at Hand, and the Apostle Is near His Triumphant End: Requests Him to Come and Bring Mark with Him to Rome, as Luke Alone Is with Him, the Others Having Gone: Also His Cloak and Parchments: Warns Him against Alexander: Tells What Befell Him at His First Defense: Greetings: Benediction.
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO TITUS Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Tit 1:1-16. Address: For What End Titus Was Left in Crete. Qualifications for Elders: Gainsayers in Crete Needing Reproof.
Tit 2:1-15. Directions to Titus: How to Exhort Various Classes of Believers: The Grace of God in Christ Our Grand Incentive to Live Godly.
Tit 3:1-15. What Titus Is to Teach Concerning Christians' Behavior towards the World: How He Is to Treat Heretics: When and Where He Is to Meet Paul. Salutation. Conclusion.
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO PHILEMON Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Phm 1-25. Address. Thanksgiving for Philemon's Love and Faith. Intercession for Onesimus. Concluding Request and Salutations.
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE HEBREWS Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Heb 1:1-14. The Highest of All Revelations Is Given Us Now in the Son of God, Who Is Greater than the Angels, and Who, Having Completed Redemption, Sits Enthroned at God's Right Hand.
Heb 2:1-18. Danger of Neglecting So Great Salvation, First Spoken by Christ; to Whom, Not to Angels, the New Dispensation Was Subjected; though He Was for a Time Humbled below the Angels: This Humiliation Took Place by Divine Necessity for Our Salvation.
Heb 3:1-19. The Son of God Greater than Moses, Wherefore Unbelief towards Him Will Incur a Heavier Punishment than Befell Unbelieving Israel in the Wilderness.
Heb 4:1-16. The Promise of God's Rest Is Fully Realized through Christ: Let Us Strive to Obtain It by Him, Our Sympathizing High Priest.
Heb 5:1-14. Christ's High Priesthood; Needed Qualifications; Must Be a Man; Must Not Have Assumed the Dignity Himself, but Have Been Appointed by God; Their Low Spiritual Perceptions a Bar to Paul's Saying All He Might on Christ's Melchisedec-like Priesthood.
Heb 6:1-14. Warning against Retrograding, Which Soon Leads to Apostasy; Encouragement to Steadfastness from God's Faithfulness to His Word and Oath.
Heb 7:1-28. Christ's High Priesthood after the Order of Melchisedec Superior to Aaron's.
Heb 8:1-13. Christ, the High Priest in the True Sanctuary, Superseding the Levitical Priesthood; the New Renders Obsolete the Old Covenant.
Heb 9:1-28. Inferiority of the Old to the New Covenant in the Means of Access to God: The Blood of Bulls and Goats of No Real Avail: The Blood of Christ All-sufficient to Purge Away Sin, Whence Flows Our Hope of His Appearing Again for Our Perfect Salvation.
Heb 10:1-39. Conclusion of the Foregoing Argument. The Yearly Recurring Law Sacrifices Cannot Perfect the Worshipper, but Christ's Once-for-all Offering Can.
Heb 11:1-40. Definition of the Faith Just Spoken of (Heb 10:39): Examples from the Old Covenant for Our Perseverance in Faith.
Heb 12:1-29. Exhortation to Follow the Witnesses of Faith Just Mentioned: Not to Faint in Trials: To Remove All Bitter Roots of Sin: For We Are under, Not a Law of Terror, but the Gospel of Grace, to Despise Which Will Bring the Heavier Penalties, in Proportion to Our Greater Privileges.
Heb 13:1-25. Exhortation to Various Graces, Especially Constancy in Faith, Following Jesus amidst Reproaches. Conclusion, with Pieces of Intelligence and Salutations.
THE GENERAL EPISTLE OF JAMES Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Jas 1:1-27. Inscription: Exhortation on Hearing, Speaking, and Wrath.
Jas 2:1-26. The Sin of Respect of Persons: Dead, Unworking Faith Saves No Man.
Jas 3:1-18. Danger of Eagerness to Teach, and of an Unbridled Tongue: True Wisdom Shown by Uncontentious Meekness.
Jas 4:1-17. Against Fightings and Their Source; Worldly Lusts; Uncharitable Judgments, and Presumptuous Reckoning on the Future.
Jas 5:1-20. Woes Coming on the Wicked Rich: Believers Should Be Patient unto the Lord's Coming: Various Exhortations.
THE FIRST EPISTLE GENERAL OF PETER Commentary by A. R. Faussett
1Pe 1:1-25. Address to the Elected of the Godhead: Thanksgiving for the Living Hope to Which We Are Begotten, Producing Joy Amidst Sufferings: This Salvation an Object of Deepest Interest to Prophets and to Angels: Its Costly Price a Motive to Holiness and Love, as We Are Born Again of the Ever-abiding Word of God.
1Pe 2:1-25. Exhortations.
1Pe 3:1-22. Relative Duties of Husbands and Wives: Exhortations to Love and Forbearance: Right Conduct under Persecutions for Righteousness' Sake, after Christ's Example, Whose Death Resulted in Quickening to Us through His Being Quickened Again, of Which Baptism Is the Sacramental Seal.
1Pe 4:1-19. Like the Risen Christ, Believers Henceforth Ought to Have No More to Do with Sin.
1Pe 5:1-14. Exhortations to Elders, Juniors, and All in General. Parting Prayer. Conclusion.
THE SECOND EPISTLE GENERAL OF PETER Commentary by A. R. Faussett
2Pe 1:1-21. Address: Exhortation to All Graces, as God Has Given Us, in the Knowledge of Christ, All Things Pertaining to Life: Confirmed by the Testimony of Apostles, and Also Prophets, to the Power and Coming of Christ.
2Pe 2:1-22. False Teachers to Arise: Them Bad Practices and Sure Destruction, from Which the Godly Shall Be Delivered, as Lot Was.
2Pe 3:1-18. Sureness of Christ's Coming, and Its Accompaniments, Declared in Opposition to Scoffers about to Arise. God's Long Suffering a Motive to Repentance, as Paul's Epistles Set Forth; Concluding Exhortation to Growth in the Knowledge of Christ.
THE FIRST GENERAL EPISTLE OF JOHN Commentary by A. R. Faussett
1Jo 1:1-10. The Writer's Authority as an Eyewitness to the Gospel Facts, Having Seen, Heard, and Handled Him Who Was from the Beginning: His Object in Writing: His Message. If We Would Have Fellowship with Him, We Must Walk in Light, as He Is Light.
1Jo 2:1-29. The Advocacy of Christ Is Our Antidote to Sin While Walking in the Light; for to Know God, We Must Keep His Commandments and Love the Brethren, and Not Love the World, Nor Give Heed to Antichrists, against Whom Our Safety Is through the Inward Anointing of God to Abide in God: So at Christ's Coming We Shall Not Be Ashamed.
1Jo 3:1-24. Distinguishing Marks of the Children of God and the Children of the Devil. Brotherly Love the Essence of True Righteousness.
1Jo 4:1-21. Tests of False Prophets. Love, the Test of Birth from God, and the Necessary Fruit of Knowing His Great Love in Christ to Us.
1Jo 5:1-21. Who Are the Brethren Especially to Be Loved (1Jo 4:21); Obedience, the Test of Love, Easy through Faith, which Overcomes the World. Last Portion of the Epistle. The Spirit's Witness to the Believer's Spiritual Life. Truths Repeated at the Close: Farewell Warning.
THE SECOND AND THIRD EPISTLES GENERAL OF JOHN Commentary by A. R. Faussett
THE THIRD EPISTLE OF JOHN Commentary by A. R. Faussett
3Jo 1-14. Address: Wish for Gaius' Prosperity: Joy at His Walking in the Truth. Hospitality to the Brethren and Strangers the Fruit of Love. Diotrephes' Opposition and Ambition. Praise of Demetrius. Conclusion.
THE GENERAL EPISTLE OF JUDE Commentary by A. R. Faussett
THE REVELATION OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE Commentary by A. R. Faussett
Re 1:1-20. Title: Source and Object of This Revelation: Blessing on the Reader and Keeper of It
Re 2:1-29. Epistles to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira.
Re 3:1-22. The Epistles to Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.
Re 4:1-11. Vision of God's Throne in Heaven; the Four and Twenty Elders; the Four Living Creatures.
Re 5:1-14. The Book with Seven Seals: None Worthy to Open It but the Lamb: He Takes It amidst the Praises of the Redeemed, and of the Whole Heavenly Host.
Re 6:1-17. The Opening of the First Six of the Seven Seals.
Re 7:1-17. Sealing of the Elect of Israel. The Countless Multitude of the Gentile Elect.
Re 8:1-13. Seventh Seal. Preparation for the Seven Trumpets. The First Four and the Consequent Plagues.
Re 9:1-21. The Fifth Trumpet: The Fallen Star Opens the Abyss Whence Issue Locusts. The Sixth Trumpet. Four Angels at the Euphrates Loosed.
Re 10:1-11. Vision of the Little Book.
Re 11:1-19. Measurement of the Temple. The Two Witnesses' Testimony: Their Death, Resurrection, and Ascension: The Earthquake: The Third Woe: The Seventh Trumpet Ushers in Christ's Kingdom. Thanksgiving of the Twenty-four Elders.
Re 12:1-17. Vision of the Woman, Her Child, and the Persecuting Dragon.
Re 13:1-18. Vision of the Beast that Came Out of the Sea: The Second Beast, Out of the Earth, Exercising the Power of the First Beast, and Causing the Earth to Worship Him.
Re 14:1-20. The Lamb Seen on Zion with the 144,000. Their Song. The Gospel Proclaimed before the End by One Angel: The Fall of Babylon, by Another: The Doom of the Beast Worshippers, by a Third. The Blessedness of the Dead in the Lord. The Harvest. The Vintage.
Re 15:1-8. The Last Seven Vials of Plagues: Song of the Victors over the Beast.
Re 16:1-21. The Seven Vials and the Consequent Plagues.
Re 17:1-18. The Harlot Babylon's Gaud: The Beast on Which She Rides, Having Seven Heads and Ten Horns, Shall Be the Instrument of Judgment on Her.
Re 18:1-24. Babylon's Fall: God's People Called Out of Her: The Kings and Merchants of the Earth Mourn, While the Saints Rejoice at Her Fall.
Re 19:1-21. The Church's Thanksgiving in Heaven for the Judgment on the Harlot. The Marriage of the Lamb: The Supper: The Bride's Preparation: John Is Forbidden to Worship the Angel: The Lord and His Hosts Come Forth for War: The Beast and the False Prophet Cast into the Lake of Fire: The Kings and Their Followers Slain by the Sword Out of Christ's Mouth.
Re 20:1-15. Satan Bound, and the First-Risen Saints Reign with Christ, a Thousand Years; Satan Loosed, Gathers the Nations, Gog and Magog, Round the Camp of the Saints, and Is Finally Consigned to the Lake of Fire; the General Resurrection and Last Judgment.
Re 21:1-27. The New Heaven and Earth: New Jerusalem Out of Heaven.
Re 22:1-21. The River of Life: The Tree of Life: The Other Blessednesses of the Redeemed. John Forbidden to Worship the Angel. Nearness of Christ's Coming to Fix Man's Eternal State. Testimony of Jesus, His Spirit, and the Bride, Any Addition to Which, or Subtraction from Which, Shall Be Eternally Punished. Closing Benediction.