Ecclesiastes 9:11 As applied to sin, it means that death is what sin deserves; what will be its proper reward. Earl L. Henn (1934-1997) The end of sin is death. Benson CommentaryRomans 6:23. His death substitutes for our well-deserved death, which we earned through sin. I. St. Paul is setting before us in a figure the choice of two lives—the life of a Christian, life in Christ, and the life of one who is not a Christian, who has not the Christian's aim nor the Christian's hope. 6th, The gift of the Holy Ghost, a sense of God’s love, new inward life, Romans 5:5; Romans 6:4. The gift of God is eternal life; he doth not say that eternal life is the wages of righteousness, but that it is the gracious or free gift of God. But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness. (1) That the one will be as long as the other. Bible Language English. 2 Corinthians 13:5 (2) The fundamental principle of Gospel obedience is as original as it is divinely rational; that "we are set free from the law in order to keep it, and are brought graciously under servitude to the law in order to be free" (Ro 6:14, 15, 18). 3d, The revelation of the righteousness of God in Christ, through the gospel, Romans 3:21. We find both aspects applied to practical Christian life in Romans. Leviticus : Cohen de Lara, Ir. 2d, The knowledge of sin by the law, a sense of God’s wrath, inward death, Romans 3:20. Galatians 2:10 He is giving us of His life constantly. This is not eternal life in hell fire but death, the complete annihilation of one's life. Matthew 17:15 1. This is not eternal life in hell fire but death, the complete annihilation of one's life. He will not have the compassion of the universe in his favor. The chapter concludes with a triumphant summation shrouded by a solemn warning (Romans 6:23). Ecclesiastes 7:1-4 Genesis 3:7-21 Therefore, salvation—being delivered from the consequences of sin—is receiving the gift of eternal life. Not a pain will be inflicted on the sinner which he does not deserve. Basic Doctrines: Salvation. I.S.V. Though some think that we already have an immortal soul, the Bible makes it plain that the only way we can receive eternal life is to receive it as God's gift. So long as we know no principle of obedience but the terrors of the law, which condemns all the breakers of it, and knows nothing whatever of grace, either to pardon the guilty or to purify the stained, we are shut up under a moral impossibility of genuine and acceptable obedience: whereas when Grace lifts us out of this state, and through union to a righteous Surety, brings us into a state of conscious reconciliation, and loving surrender of heart to a God of salvation, we immediately feel the glorious liberty to be holy, and the assurance that "Sin shall not have dominion over us" is as sweet to our renewed tastes and aspirations as the ground of it is felt to be firm, "because we are not under the Law, but under Grace." Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Romans 6:23: Genesis 2:1-3 These words, at first sight, look as if the sense of them was, that eternal life is the gift of God through Christ, which is a great and glorious truth of the Gospel; but their standing in opposition to the preceding words require another sense, namely, that God's gift of grace issues in eternal life, through Christ: wherefore by "the gift of God" is not meant eternal life, but either the gift of a justifying righteousness, or the grace of God in regeneration and sanctification, or both, which issue in eternal life; the one is the saints' right and title, the other their meetness for it: so that as death is the wages of sin, and is what that issues in, and brings unto, eternal life is the effect of grace, or what the grace of God in justifying and sanctifying his people issues in; even a life free from all sorrow and imperfection; a life of the utmost perfection and pleasure, and which will last for ever: and as the grace of God, which justifies and sanctifies them, is "through Christ", so is the eternal life itself which it brings unto: this is in Christ, comes through his righteousness, sufferings, and death; is bestowed by him, and will greatly consist in the enjoyment of him. Midrash Kohelet, fol. 5th, Justification, whereby God forgives all past sin, and freely accepts the sinner, Romans 3:24. Matthew Poole's Commentary q.d. All their salvation will be ascribed to him; and they will celebrate his mercy and grace forever. The gift of the Holy Ghost; a sense of Romans 5:5, God's love new inward life Romans 6:4 7. The answer is found in the second half of verse 23. (6) Death and life are before all men who hear the Gospel: the one, the natural issue and proper reward of sin; the other, the absolutely free "GIFT OF God" to sinners, "in Jesus Christ our Lord." K.J.V. Romans 6 Romans 6:23 But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life. 115. Sin is represented as a king, a mighty monarch, a tyrannical prince; sinners are his subjects and vassals, his servants and soldiers, who fight under him, and for him, and all the wages they must expect from him is death. Not a pain will be inflicted on the sinner which he does not deserve. All grace is the gift of God, and is freely given, or otherwise it would not be grace; particularly the justifying righteousness of Christ is the gift of God; and the rather this may be meant here, since the apostle had been treating of it so largely before, and had so often, in the preceding chapter, called it the gift of righteousness, the free gift, and gift by grace, and justification by it, the justification of life, because it entitles to eternal life, as here: it may be said to issue in it; for between justification and glorification there is a sure and close connection; they that are justified by the righteousness of Christ, are certainly glorified, or enjoy eternal life; and though this may be principally intended here, yet is not to be understood to the exclusion of other gifts of grace, which have the same connection and issue: thus, for instance, faith is the gift of God, and not of a man's self, and he that has it, has eternal life, and shall, Or ever possess it; repentance is a free grace gift, it is a grant from the Lord, and it is unto life and salvation; and on whomsoever the grace of God is bestowed, so as to believe in Christ for righteousness, and truly repent of sin, these shall partake of eternal glory. For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. Ye that read or hear these words, "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live!" By so doing they will "put to silence the ignorance of foolish men," secure their own peace, carry out the end of their calling, and give substantial glory to Him that loved them. Christ purchased it, prepared it, prepares us for it, preserves us to it; he is the All in all in our salvation.Barnes' Notes on the BibleFor the wages of sin - The word translated here "wages" ὀψώνια opsōnia properly denotes what is purchased to be eaten with bread, as fish, flesh, vegetables, etc. Galatians 4:7 We may remark, therefore. No man is so foolish and so wicked as he who is willing to reap the proper wages of sin. A wage is payment for work. Tzeror Hammor, fol. If the fruit is unto holiness, if there is an active principle of true and growing grace, the end will be everlasting life; a very happy end! Leviticus : Since the Spirit is God's gift, neither are we born with it, nor can we earn it. 23 For the wages of sin is death, It is crucial to see that the … 37. fol. Zohar in Gen. fol. N.A.S.B. These are the only acceptable payments. This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. If a man pays this wage for his own sins, he dies and the chance to gain access to God and eternal life is lost. (4) they who are saved will be raised to heaven, not because they merit it, but by the rich and sovereign grace of God. It is what we are earning. Tzeror Hammor, fol. No man is so foolish and so wicked as he who is willing to reap the proper wages of sin. In addition, this person had to be of such importance and stature in his own right that his vicarious death to pay for other men's sins would never have to be repeated. He protested racial legislation in South Africa and led civil disobedience campaigns in his native India in order to secure home rule. 4. Romans 5:21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. He will have no one to take his part against God. Romans 6:15–23 asks why we should not keep sinning once we have come to faith in Christ and are no longer under the law of Moses. Sanhedrin, c. 2. sect. Not a sinner will die who ought not to die. He will suffer only what shall be the just due of sin. But the gift of God — Greek, χαρισμα, the free gift, or gift of grace; is eternal life — Or, eternal life is the free gift of God. He is setting this before us in a figure; and it … A resolution was passed without one dissenting colony, that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independ … 115. 1.Geneva Study Bible{11} For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Exodus 20:8-11 4. (NASB: Lockman)Greek: ta gar opsonia tes hamartias thanatos to de charisma tou theou z oe aionios en Christo Iesou to kurio hemon. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." Galatians 3:16 7th, The free service of righteousness, Romans 6:23. Commentary on Romans Rosscup : This is a much-respected 746-pp. 1:20. Genesis 2:7 It is observable, that although in Scripture the expression, eternal life, is often to be met with, we nowhere find eternal joined with death. Now therefore compare the office of both these services together, and you shall easily see which master is best to serve and obey; the wages that sin will pay you, in the end is death; but the reward that God will freely bestow upon you (if you be his servants) is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (b) Jarchi & Bartenora in ib. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (5) it becomes us, therefore, to flee from the wrath to come. (1) Because it is its proper desert. Because if the substitute sinned, his death would pay only for his own sins. Consider that, in the scenario of killing in self-defense, the one killing is judging that his life is more important than the life he is willing to snuff out. God offers eternal life to those who are willing to meet His conditions. (Read Romans 6:1,2) The apostle is very full in pressing the necessity of holiness. Proverbs 14:12 One sinner accounts his life to be of more worth than the life of another sinner. When confronted by such scriptures that cannot be broken, our only possible conclusion is that the sin-debt that each person owes to God absolutely cannot be worked off. He will not have the compassion of the universe in his favor. The death we are intended to understand is the second death. (3) As this most momentous of all transitions in the history of a man is wholly of God's free grace, the change should never be thought, spoken, or written of but with lively thanksgiving to Him who so loved us (Ro 6:17). Jesus Christ our Lord—This concluding verse—as pointed as it is brief—contains the marrow, the most fine gold, of the Gospel. is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 4th, The centre of all faith, embracing that righteousness, Romans 3:22. Luke : The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. (3) if the sinner is lost, he will deserve to die. Like the penalties of sin, freedom or salvation does not come all at once. Romans 2:13 Matthew 17:19-21 Or do you not know that as many of us … “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23, ESV). But "eternal life" is in no sense or degree the wages of our righteousness; we do nothing whatever to earn or become entitled to it, and never can: it is therefore, in the most absolute sense, "THE GIFT OF God." 55. And as the one is the conscious sense of the hopeless loss of all blissful existence, so the other is the conscious possession and enjoyment of all that constitutes a rational creature's highest "life" for evermore (Ro 6:23). Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) “fought” for the freedom of enslaved and oppressed peoples for over thirty years and is rightly recognized as one of the world’s great leaders in this regard. Vajikra Rabba, parash. Version. He could simply let each person die for his sins, He could, like an indulgent grandfather, overlook. In contrast with death, the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus. The Greek word signifies soldiers' wages; see Luke 3:14 and in "At which time Simon rose up, and fought for his nation, and spent much of his own substance, and armed the valiant men of his nation and gave them wages,'' (1 Maccabees 14:32) Sin is represented as a king, a mighty monarch, a tyrannical prince; sinners are his subjects and vassals, his servants and soldiers, who fight under him, and for him, and all the wages they must expect from him is death. Hence ὀψώνιον is primarily provision-money, and is used of supplies for an army, see 1 Corinthians 9:7. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[ a] Christ Jesus our Lord. (5) To stimulate this holy rivalry, let us often "look back to the rock whence we were hewn, the hole of the pit whence we were digged," in search of the enduring advantages and permanent satisfactions which the service of Sin yielded; and when we find to our "shame" only gall and wormwood, let us follow a godless life to its proper "end," until, finding ourselves in the territories of "death," we are fain to hasten back to survey the service of Righteousness, that new Master of all believers, and find Him leading us sweetly into abiding "holiness," and landing us at length in "everlasting life" (Ro 6:20-22). No man can conceive a more dreadful doom than for himself to be treated forever just as he deserves to be. Because His law was in effect, God has ascribed sin to man from the beginning. He does not explain away the free grace of the gospel, but he shows that connexion between justification and holiness are inseparable. (a) Misn. Genesis 2:7 3. Romans 10:1-3 “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return” (from the liturgy for Ash Wednesday, from the Book of Common Prayer).. Leviticus 26:25 Sinners even in hell will be treated just as they deserve to be treated; and there is not to man a more fearful and terrible consideration than this. Young's Vajikra Rabba, parash. (4) Christians, in the service of God, should emulate their former selves in the zeal and steadiness with which they served sin, and the length to which they went in it (Ro 6:19). 70. (4) they who are saved will be raised to heaven, not because they merit it, but by the rich and sovereign grace of God. Leviticus : 44. He will have his reward. Let the papists (if they can) reconcile this text to their distinction of mortal and venial sins, and to their doctrine of the meritoriousness of good works. He will not be a martyr in the cause of injured innocence. Ecclesiastes 3:16-17 The phrase is opposed to death; and proves incontestably that that means eternal death. [Show the verse and read it aloud.] For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through—"in"Jesus Christ our Lord—This concluding verse—as pointed as it is brief—contains the marrow, the most fine gold, of the Gospel. The gift of God is eternal life. Compare all. He will not be a martyr in the cause of injured innocence. We may remark, therefore,(1) That the one will be as long as the other. Without law, there would have been no sin, and thus no death. From this condemnation the believer is set at liberty, when made free from sin. Darby The substitute had to be a sinless human being, since God cannot die and only a man who lived a sinless life would qualify. Romans 6:23 reads, "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." He will suffer as the culprit pines in the dungeon, or as the murderer dies on the gibbet, because this is the proper reward of sin. Paul writes in Romans 5:8, "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Cancel. (c) T. Bab. (2) This is the wages of sin, because, like the pay of the soldier, it is just what was threatened, Ezekiel 18:4, "The soul that sinneth, it shall die." Find Romans 6:23 Sermon Illustrations, browse preaching ideas and sermon stories on Romans 6:23 Luke 4:33-34 (Schleusner); and thence, it means the pay of the Roman soldier, because formerly it was the custom to pay the soldier in these things. Note, (1) As the most effectual refutation of the oft-repeated calumny, that the doctrine of Salvation by grace encourages to continue in sin, is the holy life of those who profess it, let such ever feel that the highest service they can render to that Grace which is all their hope, is to "yield themselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and their members instruments of righteousness unto God" (Ro 6:12, 13). So the word is interpreted in the Glossary, , "soldiers' wages"; and so it is used by the Jewish writers, being adopted into their language; of a king, they say (a), that he should not multiply to himself gold and silver more than to pay which they (b) interpret by , "the hire of armies", or the wages of soldiers for a whole year, who go in and out with him all the year; so that it denotes wages due, and paid after a campaign is ended, and service is over; and, as here used, suggests, that when men have been all their days in the service of sin, and have fought under the banners of it, the wages they will earn, and the reward that will be given them, will be death: and it is frequently observed by the Jewish doctors (c), that , "there is no death without sin": sin is the cause of death, and death the fruit and effect of sin: but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. For the wages of sin is death — “The word οψωνια, rendered wages, properly signifies the food and pay which generals give to their soldiers for their service. Genesis 6:7-9 I consider myself to be a slave of *Christ Jesus. Sinners are but ploughing iniquity, sowing vanity, and reaping the same. I have posted several articles about Ash Wednesday and Lent on this blog over the years. Though the way may seem pleasant and inviting, yet it will be bitterness in the latter end. (2) as there is no doubt about the duration of life, so there can be none about the duration of death. It is not that we earn it—please do not misunderstand. Rev., rightly, free gift (compare Romans 5:15). Does Scripture Allow for Killing in Self-Defense? They are so simple and so basic that you must believe in them. Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life” (John 14:6a). [For more on sin, what it is and what it does, see commentary on 1 John 1:7, “sin.” For the Old Testament statement that the wage of righteousness is life, see commentary on Proverbs 10:16. Further, as the sin here spoken of is that which men commit personally, and which they continue in, the death which is the wages of this kind of sin must be death eternal. Cohen de Lara, Ir. Grace reigns in the bestowal of it in every case, and that "in Jesus Christ our Lord," as the righteous Channel of it. One does not work for a person for a lifetime and then receive his wages, but rather he works a specified period of time—a week, two weeks, a month—and receives his wages on a regular basis. Is death - This stands opposed here to eternal life, and proves that one is just as enduring as the other. Romans : Romans 6:23 NIV. Romans 6:19–23 » View this passage in NIV (Bible Gateway) “Yesterday the greatest question was decided which ever was debated in America; and a greater perhaps never was, nor will be, decided among men. A.F.V Romans 6:23 A wage is payment for work. The figure of Romans 6:13 is carried out: Sin, as a Lord to whom they tender weapons and who pays wages. (3) As this most momentous of all transitions in the history of a man is wholly of God's free grace, the change should never be thought, spoken, or written of but with lively thanksgiving to Him who so loved us (Ro 6:17). (3-4) The illustration of the believer’s death to sin: baptism. But,(2) This is the wages of sin, because, like the pay of the soldier, it is just what was threatened, Ezekiel 18:4, "The soul that sinneth, it shall die." John 8:44 Greeting 1:1-7. v1 From Paul. The one will be rich, blessed, everlasting; the other sad, gloomy, lingering, awful, eternal. From ὄψον cooked meat, and later, generally, provisions. David, p. 17. How would He continue His purpose? Barnes's Romans 6:23 Bible Commentary For the wages of sin - The word translated here "wages" ὀψώνια opsōnia properly denotes what is purchased to be eaten with bread, as fish, flesh, vegetables, etc. 1. (11) Death is the punishment due to sin, but we are sanctified freely, to everlasting life. Genesis 3:1-4 2 Samuel 12:9-14 Leviticus 4:20 Now this is "the wages" of sin; sin does in its own nature produce it, and excludes from life; it is the natural issue of it; sin is committed against an infinite God, and righteously deserves such a death; it is its just wages by law. Matthew 6:9-13 As His holy justice demanded, He could allow the death of another to substitute for the payment of sin for the sinner who wanted access to Him and met the conditions. Romans 13:1-5 (4) Christians, in the service of God, should emulate their former selves in the zeal and steadiness with which they served sin, and the length to which they went in it (Ro 6:19). He varies the phrase on purpose, to show that we attain not eternal life by our own merits, our own works or worthiness, but by the gift or grace of God; for which cause he also addeth, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 70. Not a sinner will die who ought not to die. Ephesians 2:1 Sinners are but ploughing iniquity, sowing vanity, and reaping the same. (De 30:19). We need to expand our thinking in regard to Passover because the solution to God's "predicament" regarding human sin begins immediately upon our acceptance of the blood of Jesus Christ. Once this substitute gave his life, it would apply to all mankind for all time! Amen!" (3) if the sinner is lost, he will deserve to die. The centre of all, faith, embracing that righteousness Romans 3:22 5. He also shows that both sin and death have been a factor in human existence since the start (Romans 5:12-14). It has been said that the theme o… There is an interesting aspect to this when we consider the word "wages." Though hampered by lack of any outline to relate things, the work has much gold if one has time … And as the one is the conscious sense of the hopeless loss of all blissful existence, so the other is the conscious possession and enjoyment of all that constitutes a rational creature's highest "life" for evermore (Ro 6:23). The penalty of sin is meted out on a regular, just as wages are. 6:21-23 The pleasure and profit of sin do not deserve to be called fruit. None so blessed as he who has part in the mercy of God, and who lays hold on eternal life. But the gift of God - Not the wages of man; not what is due to him; but the mere gift and mercy of God. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} He will suffer only what shall be the just due of sin. Death, then, is what we "earn" as a result of committing sin. Romans 9:19-24 We can begin to see the scope of what God is doing, with Passover opening up a new avenue. Vid. Romans 6:23. Gill's Exposition of the Entire BibleFor the wages of sin is death,.... By sin, is meant every sin, original sin, actual sin, every kind of sin, lesser and greater: the "death" which sin deserves, is a corporeal death; which is not owing to the original nature and constitution of men; nor merely to the divine appointment; but to sin, and the decree of God, on account of it; which is inflicted on Christless sinners, as a punishment for sin, though not on believers as such, because Christ has took away the sting and curse of it: a death of diseases and afflictions also follows upon sin, as its proper demerit; which are properly punishments to wicked men, and are occasioned by sin in believers: there is a death of the soul, which comes by sin, which lies in an alienation from God, in a loss of the image of God, and in a servitude to sin; and there is an eternal death, the just wages of sin, which lies in a separation of soul and body from God, and in a sense of divine wrath to all eternity; and which is here meant, as is clear from its antithesis, "eternal life", in the next clause. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 6:12-23 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 6. Matthew 25:46;” (Macknight;) as also in many other passages. Sanhedrin, c. 2. sect. “The apostle does not call everlasting life οψωνια, the wages which God gives to his servants, because they do not merit it by their services, as the slaves of sin merit death by theirs: but he calls it a free gift, or gift of grace; or, as Estius would render the expression, a donative; because, being freely bestowed, it may be compared to the donatives which the Roman generals, of their own good- will, bestowed on their soldiers as a mark of their favour.” We may now see the apostle’s method thus far: — 1st, Bondage to sin, Romans 3:9. The phrase is opposed to death; and proves incontestably that that means eternal death. Shame came into the world with sin, and is still the certain effect of it. Hebrews 2:14-15 4. Zohar in Gen. fol. See what over 145,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. 4. Amen!" A.S.V. He will suffer just as much, and just as long, as he ought to suffer. It is something given. (Re 1:5, 6).Note, (1) As the most effectual refutation of the oft-repeated calumny, that the doctrine of Salvation by grace encourages to continue in sin, is the holy life of those who profess it, let such ever feel that the highest service they can render to that Grace which is all their hope, is to "yield themselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and their members instruments of righteousness unto God" (Ro 6:12, 13). The Romans of old paid their soldiers with provision and victuals in recompence of their service; afterward they gave them money, but still the old term was retained, and now it is used to signify any reward or stipend whatsoever. Coming on the heels of Paul’s discussion of baptism in Romans 6:1-11, our passage for the Second Sunday after Pentecost serves as a corrective to a potential misunderstanding. Crossway Books). Does Scripture Allow for Killing in Self-Defense? 4. (Hughes, R. K. Romans: Righteousness from heaven.Preaching the Word. 1 John 5:16-17 And this gift is through Jesus Christ our Lord. God will not inflict anything more than was threatened, and therefore it is just.Is death - This stands opposed here to eternal life, and proves that one is just as enduring as the other.But the gift of God - Not the wages of man; not what is due to him; but the mere gift and mercy of God. Earl L. Henn (1934-1997) The one will be rich, blessed, everlasting; the other sad, gloomy, lingering, awful, eternal. Why? 1 John 3:4 See what over 145,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. Today, it is common to receive wages every two weeks. 176. That would make Romans 6:23 a lie, and it’s not a lie, it’s the truth. Basic Doctrines: The Fate of the Wicked. Answer: Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” At its core, sin is rebellion against God. In sharp contrast with wages. These words, at first sight, look as if the sense of them was, that eternal life is the gift of God through Christ, which is a great and glorious truth of the Gospel; but their standing in opposition to the preceding words require another sense, namely, that God's gift of grace issues in eternal life, through Christ: wherefore by "the gift of God" is not meant eternal life, but either the gift of a justifying righteousness, or the grace of God in regeneration and sanctification, or both, which issue in eternal life; the one is the saints' right and title, the other their meetness for it: so that as death is the wages of sin, and is what that issues in, and brings unto, eternal life is the effect of grace, or what the grace of God in justifying and sanctifying his people issues in; even a life free from all sorrow and imperfection; a life of the utmost perfection and pleasure, and which will last for ever: and as the grace of God, which justifies and sanctifies them, is "through Christ", so is the eternal life itself which it brings unto: this is in Christ, comes through his righteousness, sufferings, and death; is bestowed by him, and will greatly consist in the enjoyment of him. 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