May the gods forgive me. it was a hunger inside him, sharp
But the meaning of [Greek text which cannot be reproduced] is, that Christ died through the sins, and for the sinners. He died through our sins, and we live through his righteousness.
This man went down to his house justified rather than the other.
Not simply justified, observe; but justified rather than the other, [Greek text which cannot be reproduced],--that is, less remote from salvation.
- that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded.
Rather--"that with that enlarged capacity, which without thee we cannot acquire, there may likewise be an increase of the gift, which from thee alone we can wholly receive."
V. 2. Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength, because of thine enemies; that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
To the dispensations of the twilight dawn, to the first messengers of the redeeming word, the yet lisping utterers of light and life, a strength and power were given BECAUSE OF THE ENEMIES, greater and of more immediate influence, than to the seers and proclaimers of a clearer day: even as the first reappearing crescent of the eclipsed moon shines for men with a keener brilliance than the following larger segments, previously to its total emersion.
Thou madest him lower than the angels, to crown him with glory and worship.