The Works of Symon Patrick (Volume 4); Including His Autobiography (Paperback)
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858. Excerpt: ... there might have been no need of God's inflicting punishments upon them for their reformation, which they had already begxm to inflict on themselves. For if by being judged in the hitter part of the verse, be meant being punished (which is unquestioned), it seems the most agreeable interpretation of judging ourselves in the former part, if we understand thereby punishing ourselves by that severe discipline which I am treating of. It is true indeed (for I will dissemble nothing that I know, nor strain any passage of Scripture to justify this doctrine) that the word we render judge in the beginning of the verse is not the very same with that which is in like manner so rendered by us in the conclusion; but in the Greek there is some difference when he saith, if we would judge ourselves (which is el, from the other, we should not be judged, which is Ovk hv eKpivoneOa. And it is further true, that St. Chrysostomf and CEcumeniusS there expressly note that the apostle doth not say d eKokdConev, 'if we would punish' ourselves, but only 'if we would sentence and condemn'ourselves as sinners; which they take to be the import of the word biaupweiv. But this notwithstanding, I cannot think the infliction of such punishments upon themselves as are the subject of this discourse (which are of a different kind from those inflicted by God, and so expressed by a different word) are here excluded. For to what do men sentence and condemn themselves (which St. Chrysostom makes the meaning of the word) but to suffer all that a just judge shall inflict, if he deal with them according to their deserts? And how could they think of inflicting less chastisements upon themselves than such humiliations as were then in use, whereby they acknowledged themselves to be unwo...



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