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V « L . XIX . 4 P
&ers mlion $ f Mlim fiw& # by < 4 meriwn Qy # & ? r $ . $$ j
particular the f ulfilroeut of Moses && $ the prophets l > y bis death aj * tl msmr rection , because be knew that they were soon to become the historian of his life and the vouchers of those great events . Thirdly , we s # e the
reason why Mark ajid Luke thought fit to fle % when it was apprehended that the body of Jesus ^ ras stolen , Mark , probably , with Luk ; # his w stant companion , was an inhabitant of Jerusalem . Suspicion would move
likely fall i ^ poa him as being best acquainted with the place ; nor cpuld he seclude himself from notice with the same security as the other disciples , who were for tiie most part strangers at Jerusalem .
J , JQN&S , N , B . It seems to hw $ escaped the notice of leawed men , and of your excellent correspondent N . ^ among the nuBaher , that the tnjaxira ogy&tcrQs kcu pv } dj 4 &pTQCrVT £ e be angry anil sin
noty \ % copied verbatim from the & £ |> - tuagint VergiorB pi Psalm iv * 4 , a # d this circumstance serves to Ascertain the se&se of the Apostle . Tbe tier brew verb t € ) which opytQv cwf ® - sjKmds , is XXI ragqz , which in geoerul signifies to move ~ as to move with
force , to shake ; , cftuse to quake ,- ^ rtQ coove ^«^ desire , captivate ^ cb ^ rm ^ r tojnove-. tmtA- /^^ . cause to trembfe , agitate ^ - to move with ariger , pro ^ -
voke , irritate . Tbe meauing of the Greek verb is limited to tbe last , and the purport ^ f the passage is this ; ' * Grant that you are irritated or provoked by the injurious or violent conduct of ^ uiQther ^ yet let not your irritation betray you to sin . " The sin uieajit , is retaliation ox revenge . This
is clear from the sequel ; " Let not the sun set an your wrath . " The point and propriety of this admonition must bav ^ been more fo rcibly felt in an age and country of the world , when it was not unusual to
execute schemes of jrevenge after the setting of the sun and under the cover < tf darknesa , fchan in our own . The Apostle then cautions the converts |* gamst that species of provocation or iintatioo which , instead of evaporating or expending itself in complaints <> r menaces , settles into silent and fell ^ venge . The anger to which Paul allude s is tHus described hy Senecu in
Sir , Get , 12 , 18 ^ 4 . r 1 ^ HE intolerant patrons of tlie re-JL jected American Quaker Creed , who so meanly shrimp from bringing forward their accusations against
Elias Hicks , i * j his presence and before a few of his friends , as stated pp . £ 44—546 , sent him , about a week af ter , the following letter , which contains similar ^ nd equally unfounded charges :
To Elias fJick $ . M Friends in Philad ^ ph i ^ J ^ vimg- f ^ r a cpiasfidjer ^ hle time past ; heard [ py mejaiis of our circular } of 0 iy hoWijag * m <\ promulgating dootr ^ nea ; 4 iffe ^ eM fro 4 U ^ nd r ^ pu ^ naiit | o t ^ ose heHl by aur religious society [ as defscribeU in
his admirable work on 4 ^ ger , J-ib , i c . 4 , Qu ; edam ( irie > in verfeoriim m . ledic ^ oruinque amarituduj $ m etfus ^ e ; quaedam ultra quereks e $ aversiones non exeunt ; qucedam altcz grauesque sunt £ t introrsus versos . iVftw tfets admonition concerning s ^ qh i rf ^ a * be
tions as m ^ y unav oklable ^ ^ apostle proceeds to say j&at- ^ 11 '^ ger , anger of ^ yery kind m&m& degree , should , root and kriuieh , bp eradicated from among them . The distinction of apger into ncu an ^ L habit is a ijiere fiction to account £#
a difficulty , and utterly unknoiTO to the aacie ^ i t ^ , who coiisideyed anger us a passion in contradistinction to JwUt . The origin of opyq J& tlj $ ? erb op&yco , to ^ tiretgh at a tlu ; Dg 3 to desire ; au ^ hence Aristotle CB ^ et . V ^ Mi 2 ^ the
^ defines it , <) $£ & <; n ^^<; % cle ^ eire of revenge ; &xd ip this sep ^ e it is utterly prpliibited in the Christj ^ n Scriptures , And it is in vain to plea ^ tbat ai ^ er in any degree is allowable as not sinful , or that it is even
warranted by the example of Je $ us ~ Mark , in one place , ascribes this feelipg to his © jvine Master ; k > $ t it should be r ^ coile pted th # t t his evai ^ - ^ e lis t was an Hellenis tic Jew , who u § e 4 the word anger ia tho vvide sense
ojc the corFespoflding term in Hebrew ,, iiraii&eLy , agitatipn of tnind * Beifi ^ g himself sensible qf tliis ^ he ^ xp laint this anger or stroiig eniotian to be
np othw than '' grief at their bliiwiness / ' IVJr . Belshams paraphrase ptf this verse is most happy , being just , elegant and coiiiprehwsive .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Nov. 2, 1824, page 657, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2530/page/17/