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but he said to them, you pretend to piety before men, which, however they may admire, is an abomination to God, who knows your real temper.
Then he propos'd this parable, concerning those who had a great opinion of their own justice, and look'd with contempt upon others.
for if Abraham was justified by works, he had matter of pretension, whereas he had no such claim from God.
because being ignorant of the justice which is of God, and going about to establish a justification of their own, they have not submitted themselves to that which is of God.
but that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, is evident: for, " the just shall live by faith."
you see then, that a man is accounted just for his actions, and not for his bare faith.
which now of the three do you think was neighbour to the man that was robb'd.
You have heard that it hath been said, "you shall love your neighbour, and hate your enemy:"