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Paul learned the gospel from God, CHAP. I, II.
10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to de
11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in
The Epistle of PAUL, the
6 He wondereth that they have so soon left him
Apostle, to the GALATIANS.
18 Then after three years I went up to JeHerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.
AUL, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;) 2 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia :
3 Grace be to you, and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: 5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel :
and not from man. peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
12 Greet one another with a holy kiss.
9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be ac
10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. 11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gos pel which was preached of me is not after
14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
The second epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi, a city of Macedonia, by Titus and Lucas.
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.
21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;
22 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judea which were in Christ: 23 But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past, now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed. 24 And they glorified God in me. CHAP. II.
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven,HEN fourteen years after I went up preach any other gospel unto you than that again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and which we have preached unto you, let him be took Titus with me also. accursed.
2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.
3 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:
He sheweth when he went up again to Jerusalem, and for what purpose: 3 and that Titus was not circumcised: 11 and that he resisted Peter, and told him the reason, 14 why he and others, being Jews, do believe in Christ to be justified by faith, and not by works: 20 and that they live not in sin, who are so justified.
4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy but our liberty which we have in Christ Je sus, that they might bring us into bondage: 5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
6 But of those, who seemed to be somewhat, whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man's person: for they who seemed to be somewhat, in conference added nothing to me:
13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it;
14 And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;
8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)
16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: 9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who 17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that which were apostles before me; but I went I was given unto me, they gave to me and
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10 For as many as are of the works of the
12 For, before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew, and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circum-law, are under the curse: for it is written, cision. Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
11 But that no man is justified by the law the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. 13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth
on a tree:
16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth or addeth thereto.
17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
17 And this I say, That the covenant that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect..
18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation. 14 But when I saw that they walked not up-in rightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a trangressor. 19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
1 He asketh what moved them to leave the faith, and hang upon the law? 6 They that believe are justified, 9 and blessed with Abraham. 10 And this he sheweth by many reasons.
and blessed with Abrabam.
6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. 7 Know ye therefore, that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. 9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
2 This only would I learn of you, Received ve the Spirit by the works of the law, or by
FOOLISH Galatians, who hath be-a witched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
20 Now, a mediator is not a mediator of one; but God is one.
21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid for if there had been law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. 23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
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Christ freeth us from the law.
CHAP. IV, V. The liberty of the gospel. 27 For as many of you as have been bap- and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt tized into Christ, have put on Christ. of you. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. CHAP. IV. 1 We were under the law till Christ came, as the heir is under his guardian till he be of age. 5 But Christ freed us from the law: therefore we are servants no longer to it. 14 He remem bereth their good will to him, and his to them 22 and sheweth that we are the sons of Abra ham by the free-woman.
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2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. 3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the clements of the in bondag world:
4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons 6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.
9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? 10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are ye have not injured me at all. 13 Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first.
21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?
22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons; the one by a bond-maid, the other by a free-woman.
23 But he who was of the bond-woman, was born after the flesh; but he of the free-woman was by promise.
24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
and answereth to Jerusalem which now is,
27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath a husband.
28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
30 Nevertheless, what saith the scripture? A Cast out the bond-woman and her son: for the son of the bond-woman shall not be heir with the son of the free-woman.
31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bond-woman, but of the free.
1 Hemoveth them to stand in their liberty, 3 and
not to observe circumcision: 13 but rather love, which is the sum of the law. 19 He reckoneth up the works of the flesh, 22 and the fruits of the Spirit, 25 and exhorteth to walk in the Spirit.
TAND fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the "oke of bondage. 2 Behold, I Paul say unto vn, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. 3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
8 This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.
9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. 10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.
11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.
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Works of the flesh and of the Spirit. EPHESIANS. Paul's ground of glorying. 12 I would they were even cut off wh 2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. unto 3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
13 For, brethren, ye have been called liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the lesh, but by love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
6 Let him that is taught in the word, communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall be also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption: but he that soweth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit reap life feverlasting.
9 And let us not be weary in well-doing for in due season we shall reap if we faint
take heed that ye be not consumed one of
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other; so thaye cannot do the things that ye would.
18 But if ye be led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, Adultery, fornication, cleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revel lings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ's have cruci fied the flesh, with the affections and lusts 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
26 Let us not be desirous of vain-glory, provoking one another, envying one another. CHAP. VI,
1 He moveth them to deal mildly with a brother that hath slipped, 2and to bear one another's burden: 6 to be liberal to their teachers, 9 and not weary of well-doing. 12 He sheweth what they intend that preach circumcision. 14 He glorfeshin nothing, save in the cross of Christ. RETHREN, if a man be overtaken in such a one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto thein who are of the household of faith.
11 Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand.
12 As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.
13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
14 But God forbid that I should glory, in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but*f a new creature.
16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
The Epistle of PAUL, the CHAP. I. After the salutation, 3 and thanksgiving for the Ephesians, 4he treateth of our election, 6 and adoption by grace, 11 which is the true and proper fountain of man's salvation. 13 And because the height of this mystery can not easily be attained unto, 16 he prayeth that they may come 18 to the full knowledge and 20 possession thereof in Christ. PA DAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
17 From henceforth let no man trouble me:
for I hear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
¶ Unto the Galatians, written from Rome.
Apostle, to the EPHESIANS.
4 According as he hath chosen us in him, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5 Having predestinated us unto the adop tion of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the Beloved:
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
8 Wherein he hath abounded toward is in all wisdom and prudence;
9 Having made known unto us the mys tery of his will, according to his good plea
Red Mully 23, The sealing of the Holy Ghost. CHAP. 11, f. We are created unto good works. sure, which he hath purposed in himself: quickened us together with Christ; (by grace 10 That in the dispensation of the fulness ye are saved ;) of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: 11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: 12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places, in Christ Jesus:
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye
16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making
18 The eyes of your understanding being
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
1 By comparing what we were by 3 nature, with
16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby
17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
18 For through him we both have an access by one Spirit unto the Father.
19 Now therefore ye are no more stran gers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone;
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together, groweth unto a holy temple in the Lord
22 In whom ye also are builded together, for a habitation of God through the Spirit. CHAP. III.
AND you hath he quickened, who were 5 The hidden mystery, & that the Gentiles should
dead in trespasses
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience :
be saved, 3 was known to by rerelation: 8 and to him was that grace given, that 9 he should preach it. 13 He desireth them not to faint for his tribulation, 14 and prayeth 19 that they may perceive the great love of Christ toward them.
NOR this cause, I Paul, the prisoner of
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his
7That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us, through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved, through faith and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in
11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands, 12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
13 But now, in Christ Jesus, ye, who sometime were far off, are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances: for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;