Jerome on the Sincere Free Offer of the Gospel

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The Exegetical Labors of the Reverend Matthew Poole, vol. 1: Genesis 1-9, Translated by the Rev. Steven Dilday, Culpeper, Virginia, Master Poole Publishing, 2007.  The quote below is the words of puritan Matthew Poole (1624–1679) from his Synopsis Criticorium.


Gen. 6:3 – “And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man…”

Not severity, but mercy, Jerome wishes to be observed in this place.



The Westminster Annotations, 3rd edition, 1657, the words below are those of John Ley, a Westminster divine.

Matt 22:11-12 – “And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, ‘Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment?’  And he was speechless.”

‘Friend, how’He calls him friend, because He had invited him to the wedding, [so says] Jerome;




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