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COMMENTARIES

ON

THE FOUR LAST BOOKS OF MOSES,

ARRANGED IN THE FORM OF

A HARMON Y.

VOL. III.

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COMMENTARIES

ON

THE FOUR LAST BOOKS OF MOSES,

ARRANGED

IN THE FORM OF A HARMONY.

BY JOHN CALVIN.

TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL LATIN, AND COMPARED WITH THE

FRENCH EDITION ; WITH ANNOTATIONS, ETC.

BY THE REV. CHARLES WILLIAM BINGHAM, M.A.

RECTOR OF MELCOMBE-HORSEY, DORSET, AND PORMERLY FELLOW OF NEW COLLEGE, OXFORD.

VOLUME THIRD.

EDINBURGH:

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M.DCCC.LIV.

ST. AUGUSTINE, FOR SHARP INSIGHT AND CONCLUSIVE JUDGMENT IN EXPOSITICN OF PLACES OF SCRIPTURE, WHICH HE ALWAYS MAKES SO LIQUID AND PERVIOUS, HATI SCARCE BEEN EQUALLED THEREIN BY ANY OF ALL THE WRITERS IN THE CHURCH OF GOD, EXCEPT CALVIN MAY HAVE THAT HONOUR ; FOR WHOM (WHEN IT CONCERNS NOT POINTS IN CONTROVERSIE) I SEE THE JESUITS THEMSELVES, THOUGH THEY DARE NOT NAME HIM, HAVE A HIGH DEGREE OF REVERENCE.”Dr. Donne.

[Entered at Stationers' Hall.]

WITH CALVIN, TIE THEOLOGICAL EXPOSITION OF THE PENTATEUCH REACHED ITS HIGHEST POINT, THAT IS, RELATIVELY. HE STANDS STILL HIGHER ABOVE THOSE WHO FOLLOWED HIM THAN ABOVE DIS PREDECESSORS. IT IS CURIOUS ENOUGH HOW SUCH A LEADER SHOULD HAVE SUCH FOLLOWERS. IT CAN BE EXPLAINED ONLY ON THE SUPPOSITION THAT THEY HAVE NEVER READ HIS WORKS, OF WHICH, INDEED, WE EVERYWHERE FIND EVIDENCE." - Dr. Hengstenberg.

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THE FOUR LAST BOOKS OF MOSES

ARRANGED IN THE FORM OF

A HARMONY, WITH COMMENTARIES.

THE SECOND TABLE OF THE LAW:

THE FIRST COMMANDMENT OF WHICH IS THE FIFTH OF THE LAW.

The Fifth Commandment.

EXODUS, CHAPTER XX.

12. Honour thy father and thy 12. Honora patrem tuum et mamother ; that thy days may be long trem tuam, ut prorogentur_dies upon the land which the Lord thy tui super terram quam Jehova Deus God giveth thee.

tuus dat tibi.

ITS REPETITION FROM DEUTERONOMY V. 16. Honour thy father and thy 16. Honora patrem tuum et mamother, as the Lord thy God hath trem tuam, quemadmodum præcepit commanded thee; that thy days may tibi Jehova, Deus tuus : ut prorobe prolonged, and that it may go gentur dies tui et ut bene sit tibi well with thee, in the land which super terram quam Jehova Deus the Lord thy God giveth thee. tuus dat tibi.

I am not ignorant that the Tables of the Law are usually divided in a different manner ;' for those, who make only one of the first two Commandments, are obliged finally to mangle

1 See Becon's Catechism, part iii., (Parker Society's edition,) p. 60, et seq. See also Bullinger's Decades, (Parker Society,) vol. i. p. 212; and Hooper's Early Writings, (Parker Society,) pages 349-351; and Calvin's Institutes, lib. ii. cap. 8, § 12. It appears that this error may be traced to Augustine, (Quæst. in Exod. 71, and Ep. ad. Jan. 119,) who, without omitting the Second Commandment, divided the precepts of the First Table into three, on the supposition that their number was aļlusive to the Trinity. He, however, contradicts himself elsewhere, (Quæst. Vet. et Novi Test., lib. i. 7;) but Peter Lomb. adopts his erroneous division, and separates the Tenth Commandment into two parts. (Lib. iii., Distinct. 37 and 40.)

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