Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
Whether we be jews
Whether we be jews
is God the God of the Jews only, and not of the Gentiles? surely he is of the Gentiles too;
and he received the sign of circumcision, as a seal of the justification by that faith, which the uncircumcised have: that he might be the father of all those who believe, tho' they are uncircumcised, that it might be accounted to them also for righteousness:
but before faith came, we were shut up together as prisoners under the custody of the law, 'till faith was to be revealed.
Wherefore remember that you were heretofore Gentiles, being denominated the uncircumcised, by those who are the circumcised by a manual operation;
"that the Gentiles should be heirs as well as the Jews, make one body together, and partake of the divine promise in Christ by the gospel."
to whom God does disclose the glorious advantages of this mystery to you Gentiles, to wit, "that by Christ you may have the expectation of glory."
by which there is now neither Greek, or Jew; circumcised, or uncircumcised; Barbarian, or Scythian; slave, or freeman; but Christ is all, and in all.
1 Corinthians 7:21
were you called being a slave? be not perplex'd about it; but if you can obtain your freedom, don't refuse it.
and not to men: considering that whatever good any man doth, he shall be rewarded for it by the Lord, whether he be a slave or free.
Jesus answered her, if you knew the dispensation of God, and who it is that says to you, give me to drink; you would have asked of him, and he would have given you living water.
it is the action of the mind that vivifies, that of the body profits nothing: the words that I have delivered to you, spiritually understood, give life.
In the last day, the most solemn day of the feast, Jesus being there, raised his voice, and said, if any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink.
so we who are many, make all but one body in Christ, and every member subservient to one another.
1 Corinthians 6:17
but he that is attach'd to the Lord, is united to him by one and the same spirit.
endeavouring to preserve the spiritual union by your affectionate attachment to one another.