Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
but that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, is evident: for, " the just shall live by faith."
yet knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in him, and not by the works of the law, by which there is no justification.
Then he propos'd this parable, concerning those who had a great opinion of their own justice, and look'd with contempt upon others.
because the effect of the law is punishment: for if there had been no law, there could have been no transgression.
then it was I once liv'd secure; but when the prohibition came, sin exerted it self, and I was in a dying condition:
because a sensual disposition of mind is averse to God: for it is not subject to the divine law, nor indeed can it be.
then will he say to those on the left, depart from me ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.