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<490220> Ephesians 2:20:22 ? ?being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief corner stone; in whom each several building, fitly framed together, groweth into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God in the Spirit?; <510207>Colossians 2:7 ? ?builded up in him? ? grounded in Christ as our foundation; <600204>1 Peter 2:4, 5 ? ?unto whom coming, a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but with God elect precious, ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house? ? each living stone in the Christian temple is kept in proper relation to every other, and is made to do its part in furnishing a habitation for God, only by being built upon and permanently connected with Christ, the chief corner-stone. Cf.

<19B822> Psalm 118:22 ? ?The stone, which the builders rejected, is become the head of the corner?; <232816>Isaiah 28:16 ? ?Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone of sure foundation: he that believeth shall not be in haste.?

(b) From the union between husband and wife.

<450704> Romans 7:4 ? ?ye also were made dead to the law through the body of Christ; that ye should be joined to another, even to him who was raised from the dead, that we might bring forth fruit unto God? ? here union with Christ is illustrated by the indestructible bond that connects husband and wife and makes them legally and organically one; <471102>2 Corinthians 11:2 ? ?I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy: for I espoused you to one husband that I might present you as a pure virgin to Christ?; <490531> Ephesians 5:31, 32 ? ?For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh. This mystery is great: but I speak in regard of Christ and of the church.? Meyer refers (verse 31) wholly to Christ, and says that Christ leaves father and mother (the right hand of God) and is joined to the church as his wife, the two constituting thenceforth one moral person. He makes the union future, however, ? ?For this cause shalt a man leave his father and mother? ? the consummation is at Christ?s second coming. But the Fathers, as Chrysostom, Theodoret, and Jerome, referred it more properly to the incarnation.

<661907> Revelation 19:7 ? ?the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready?; 17 ? ?And the Spirit and the bride say, Come?; cf. <235405>Isaiah 54:5 ? ?For thy Maker is thine husband?;

<240320> Jeremiah 3:20 ? ?Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith Jehovah?; <280202>Hosea 2:2-5 ? ?for their mother hath played the harlot? ? departure from God is adultery. The Song of Solomon, as Jewish

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