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Paul exhorteth to holiness, * 4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may under- / 6 One God and Father of all, who is above sand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ, all, and through all, and in

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all. 5 Which in other ages was not made known 7 But unto every one of us is given grace aca unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed cording to the measure of the gift of Christ.. unto his holy apostles and prophets by the 8 Wiierefore he saith, When he ascended Spirit;

gave o That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, gifts unto men. and of the same body, and partakers of his 9 Now that he ascended, what is it but that promise in Christ by the Gospel :

he also descended first into the lower parts 7 Whereof I was made a minister, accord- of the earth? ing to the gift of the grace of God given unto 10 He that descended is the same also that me by the effectual working of his power. ascended up far above all heavens, that he

8 Unto me, who am less than the least of might fill all things. all saints, is this grace given, that I should 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, preach among the Gentiles the unsearcha- prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, bile ricles of Christ;

pastors and teachers; 9 And to make all men see what is the fel- 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the lowship of the mystery, which from the be work of the ministry, for the edifying of the ginning of the world hath been hid in God, body of Christ: who created all things by Jesus Christ : 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith,

10 To the intent that now unto the princi- and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unpalities and powers in heavenly places might to a perfect man, unto the measure of the ✓ be known by the church the manifold wis- stature of the fulness of Christ: aloin of God,

14 That we henceforth be no more children, 11 According to the eternal purpose which tossed to and fro, and carried about with every be purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and

12 In whom we have boldness and access cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait with confidence by the faith of him. to deceive:

13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow my tribulations for you, which is your glory. up into him in all things, which is the head,

14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the even Christ : Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

16 From whom the whole body fitly joined 15 Of wliom the whole fainily in heaven together and compacted by that which every and earth is named,

joint supplieth, according to the effectual 16 That he would grant you, according to working in the measure of every part, makthe riches of his glory, to be strengthened eth increase of the body unto the edifying of with might by his Spirit in the inner man; itself in love.

17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by ,17 This I say therefore, and testify in the faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other love,

Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 13 May be able to compreliend with all 18 Having the understanding darkened, besaints what is the breadth, and length, and ing alienated from the life of God through the depth, and heigbt; ignorance at is them, because of the

ey 19 And to know the love of Christ, which blindness of their heart: passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled) 19 Who, being past feeling, have given With all the fulness of God.

themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work -20 Now unto him that is able to do exceed- all uncleanness with greediness. ing abundantly above all that we ask or think, 20 But ye have not so learned Christ; according to the power that worketh in ns, 21 If so be that ye have heard him, and

21. Unto him be glory in the church by have been taught by him, as the truth is in Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world with-Jesus : out end. . Amen.

22 That"ye put off concerning the former

conversation the old man, which is corrupt

according to the deceitful lusts; 3 He exhorteth to unity, 7 and declareth that God therefore giveth divers 11 gifts unto men,

23 And he renewed in the spirit of your mind; that his church might be 13 edificd, and 16

24 And that ye put on the new man, which grown up in Christ. 18 He calleth them from after God is created in righteousness and The impurity of the Gentiles, 24 to put on the true holiness. new man, 25 to cast off lying, 29 and corrupt 25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak communication.

every man truth with liis neighbour: for we I THEREFORE, the prisoner of the

words are members one of another:

26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun vocation wherewith ye are called,

go down upon your wrath: 2 With all lowliness and meekness, with 27 Neither give place to the devil. long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; 28 Let him that stole, steal no more: but 3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the rather let him labour, working with his Spirit in the bond of peace.

hands the thing which is good, that he may There is one body, and one Spirit, even have to give to him that needeth. 2 ye are called in onc hope of your calling; 29 Let no corrupt communication proceed 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, out of your mouth, but that which is good to

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CHAP. V, VI. Duties of husbands, wides, &.c. the use of edifying, that it may minister 2 Submitting yourselves one to another in grace unto the hearers.

the fear of God. 30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, 22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own whereby ye are sealed unto the day of re- husbands, as unto the Lord. demption.

23 For the husband is the head of the wise, 31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, even as Christ is the head of the church: and and clamour, and evil-speaking, be put away he is the Saviour of the body. from you, with all malice:

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto 32 And be ye kind one to another, tender Christ, so let the wives be to their own hushearted, forgiving one another, even as God bands in every thing. for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

25 Husbands, Jove your wives, even as CHAP. V. Christ also loved the church, and

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him 2.3jter general exhortations, to love, 3 to flee for- self for it;

nication, 4 and all uncleanness, 7 not to con. 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse
verse with the wicked, 15 to walk warily, and with the washing of water by the word,
to be 18 filled with the Spirit, 22 he descendeth
to the particular duties, how wives ought to

27 That he might present it io himself a glo.. obey their husbands, 25 and husbands ought to rious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or love their wives, 32 even us Christ doin his any such thing; but that it should be holy church.

and without blemish. Bedrerefore followers of God as dear) 23. Soglight men to love their wives as their 2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath lov- himself.

and hath given himself for us an offer- 29 For no man ever yet hated his own fies)); ing and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smell- but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the ing savour.

Lord the church: 3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or 30 For we are members of his body, of his covetousness, let it not be once named among flesh, and of his bones. you, as becometh saints;

31 For this cause shall a man leave his fa. 4 Neither filthiness, nor foolishi talking, nor ther and mother, and shall be joined unto his jesting, which are not convenient: but rather wife, and they two shall be one flesh. giving of thanks.

32 This is a great mystery: but I speak con5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, cerning Christ and the church. nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who 33 Nevertheless, let every one of you in

paris an idolater, hath any inheritance in the ticular so love his wife even as himself: and kingdom of Christ and of God.

the wife see that she reverence her husband. 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words:

CHAP. VI. for because of these things cometh the wrath

1 The duty of children towards their parents, 5 of God upon the children of disobedience.

of servants towards their masters. }0 Our 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them. life is a warfare, 12 not only against flesh and 8 For ye were sometime darkness, but now blood, but also spiritual enemies. 13 The comare ye light in the Lord: walk as children of plete armour of a Christian, 18 and how it light;

ought to be used. 21 Tychicus is commended. 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all good- YHILDREN, obey your parents in the ness, and righteousness, and truth ;)

Lord: for this is right. 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 2 Honour thy father and mother, (which is 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruit- the first commandment with promise,). ful works of darkness, but rather reprove 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou them.

mayest live long on the earth.
12 For it is a shame even to speak of those 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children
things which are done of them in secret. to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture

13 But all things that are reproved, are made and admonition of the Lord.
manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth 5 Servants, be obedient to them that are
make manifest is light.

your masters according to the filesii, with
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake, thou that fear and trembling, in singleness of your
sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ heart, as unto Christ;
shall give thee light.

6 Not with eye-service, as men-pleasers; 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not but as the servants of Christ, doing the will as fools, but as wise,

of God from the heart; 16 Redeeming the time, because the days, 7 With good will doing service, as to the

Lord, and not to men:
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but under 8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any
standing what the will of the Lord is. man doeth, the same shall he receive of the

18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein Lord, whether he be bond or free.
is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 9 And, ye masters, do the same things unto
19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms, ant/them, forbearing threatening: knowing that
hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and ma your Master also is in heaven; neither is there
king melody in your heart to the Lord, respect of persons with him.

20 Giving thanks always for all things unto 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the
God and the Father, in the name of our Lord Lord, and in the power of his might.
Jesus Christ;

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye

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PHILIPPIANS. Paul's love to the Philippians may be able to stand against the wiles of the plication in the Spirit, and watching there devil.

unto with all perseverance and supplication 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and for all saints ; r blood, but against principalities, against pow.

19 And for me, that utterance may be given ers, against the rulers of the darkness of this unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to world, against spiritual wickedness in high make known the mystery of the gospel, places.

o 20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole ar- that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought/ mour of God, that ye may be able to with-to speak. stand in the evil day, and having done all, to 21 But that ye also may know my affairs, stand.

and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make about with truth, and having on the breast- known to you all things: plate of righteousness;

22 Whom I have sent unto you for the same 15 And your feet shod with the preparation purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and of the gospel of peace;

that he might comfort your hearts. 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, 23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the faith from God the Father and the Lord fiery darts of the wicked.

Jesus Christ. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and 24 Grace be with all them that love our the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity, Amen. God: )

Written from Rome unto the Ephesians, 18 Praying always with all prayer and sup- by Tychicus.

9 The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the PHILIPPIANS.
CHAP. I.

in all the palace, and in all other places; 1 He testifieth his thankfulness to God, and his 14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, love toward them, for the fruits of their faith, waxing confident by my bonds, are much and fellow ship in his sufferings, 9 daily more bold to speak the word without fear. praying to him for their increase in grace. 12 He shewcth what good the faith of Christ

15 Some indeed preach Christ even of en. kad received by his troubles at Rome, 21 and vy and strife; and some also of good will. nou ready he is to glorify Christ either by his 16 The one preach Christ of contention, life or death, 27 echorting them to unity, 28 not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to and to fortitude in persecution.

my bonds:

? , that I am Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ set for the defence of the gospel. Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops 18 What then ? notwithstanding, every way, and deacons :

whether in pretence or in truth, Christ is 2 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. will rejoice. 3 I thank my God upon every remembrance 19 For I know that this shall turn to iny

salvation through your prayer, and the sup4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all ply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, making request with joy,

20. According to my earnest expectation, 5 For your fellowship in the gospel from and my hope, that in nothing shall be the first day until now;

ashamed, but that with all boldness, as al6 Being confident of this very thing, that ways, so now also, Christ shall be magnified he which hath begun a good work in you, in my body, whether it be by life, or by will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ : death.

7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of/21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is you all, because I have you in my heart; int gain. 8 asmuch as both in my bonds, and in the de- 22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of fence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. are partakers of my grace.

23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having & For God is my record, how greatly Olong a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. which is far better:

9 And this I pray, that your love may abound 24 Nevertheless, to abide in the flesh is yet more and more in knowledge and in all more needful for you. judgment;

25 And having this confidence, I know that 10 That ye may approve things that are ex- I shall abide and continue with you all for cellent; that ye may be sincere and without your furtherance and joy of faith; offence till the day of Christ;

26 That your rejoicing may be more abup11 Being filled with the fruits of righteous- dant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to ness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the you again. glory and praise of God.

27 Only let your conversation be as it be12 But I'would ye should understand, bre- cometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I ihren, that the things which happened unto come and see you, or else be abgent, I may me have fallen out rather unto the further hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one ance of the gospel;

spirit, with one mind striving together for the 13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest ) faith of the gospel;

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Exhortations to unity and humility. CHAP. II, III.

Timotheus commended. 28 And in nothing terrified by your adver. 18 For the sam cause also do ye joy, and saries : which is to them an evident token rejoice with me. of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that 19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send of God.

Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may 29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of be of good comfort, when I know your state. Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to 20 For I have no man like-minded, who suffer for his sake;

will naturally care for your state. 30 Having the same conflict which ye saw 21 For all seek their own, not the things in me, and now hear to be in me.

which are Jesus Christ's.

22 But ye know the proof of him, that as a

60 son with the father, he hath served with me i He exhorteth them to unity, and to all kumule- in the gospel.

ness of mind, by the example of Christ's hu-
mility and exaltation : 12 to a careful proceed-Iso soon as I shall see how it will go with me.

23 Him therefore I hope to send presently,
ing in the way of salvation, that they be as
lights to the wicked world, 16 and comforts to

24 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself
kim their apostle, who is now ready to be of- shall come shortly.
fered up to God. 19 He hopeth to send Timo- 25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to
thy to them, whom he greatly commendeth, 25 you Epaphroditus, my brother, and compa-
as Epaphroditus also, whom he presently nion in labour, and fellow-soldier, but your
sendcth to them.

messenger, and he that ministered to my TF there be therefore any consolation in wants.

26 Fòr he longed after you all, and was full lowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mer- of heaviness, because that ye had heard that cies,

he had been sick. 2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, 27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: having the saine love, being of one accord, but God had mercy on him; and not on him of one mind.

only, but on me also, lest I should have sor3 Let nothing be done through strife or vain row upon sorrow. glory; but in lowliness of mind let cach es

28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, teem other better than themselves. & that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, (4 Look not every man on his own things, and that I may be the less sorrowful. but every man also on the things of others. 29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with

5 Let this mind be in you, which was also all gladness; and hold such in reputation. Ain Christ Jesus:

30 Because for the work of Christ he was 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought nigh unto death, not regarding his life, 10 it not robbery to be equal with God': supply your lack of service toward me. 7 But made himself of no reputation, and

CHAP. III. took upon him the form of a servant, and I He warneth them to beware of the false teachwas made in the likeness of men :

ers of the circumcision, 4 shewing that him8 And being found in fashion as a man, he self hath greater cause than they to trust in humbled himself, and became obedient unto the righteousness of the law : 7 which notwithdeath, even the death of the cross.

standing he counteth as dung and loss, to gain 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted

Christ and his righteousness, 12 therein ac

knowledging his own imperfection. 15 He erhim, and given him a name which is above

horteth them to be thus minded, 17 and to imievery name:

tate him, 18 and to decline the ways of carnal 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee Christians. should bow, of things in heaven, and things FLord. To write the same things to

VINALLY, my brethren, rejoice in the in earth, and things under the earth;

11 And that every tongue should confess you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you
that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God | it is safe.
the Father.

2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil-workers,
12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have all beware of the concision.
ways obeyed, not as in my presence only, 3 For we are the circumcision, which wor-
but now much more in my absence, (work ship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ
out your own salvation with fear and trem-, Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

4 Though I might also have confidence in 13 For it is God which worketh in you botli the flesh. If any other man thinketh that to will and to do of his good

pleasure. 7.

he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, 14 Do all things without murmurings and I more; disputings:

5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock
15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a He-
the sons of God, without rebuke, in the brew of the Hebrews; as touching the law,
midst of a crooked and perverse nation, a Pharisee;.
among whom ye shine as lights in the world; 6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church,

16 Holding forth the word of life; that I touching the righteousness which is in the
may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have law, blameless.
not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. 7 But what things were gain to me, those I
17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacri- counted loss for Christ.
fice and service of your faith, i joy, and re- 8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but
joice with you all.

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Paul's efforts after holiness. PHILIPPIANS. He rejoices at their liberality. Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suf- | other my fellow-labourers, whose names are fered the loss of all things, and do count them in the book of life. but dung, that I may win Christ,

4 Rejoice in the Lord al ways: and again 9 And be found

in lim, not having mine say, Rejoice.molite 2 own righteousness, which is of the law, but 5 Let your moderation be known unto me that which is through the faith of Christ, the men. The Lord is at hand. righteousness which is of God by faith: 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing

10 That I may know him, and ihe power of by prayer and supplication with thanksgir. his resurrection, and the fellowship of his ing let your requests be made known unto sufferings, being made conformable unto his God. death; a ANA 019 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all 11 If by any means I might attain unto the understanding, shall keep your hearts and resurrection of the dead.

minds through Christ Jesus. 12 Not as though I had already attaineil, 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are either were already perfect: but I follow true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoafter, if that I may apprehend that for whichever things are just, whatsoever things are also I am apprehiended of Christ Jesus. pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatso| 13 Bretlirep, I count not myself to have ap- ever things are of good report; if there be prehended, but this one thing I do, forget, any virtue, and if there be any praise, think ting those things which are behind, and on these things. 6 reaching forth unto those things which are those things which yo have both learnbefore,

ed, and received, and heard, and seen in 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of me, do; and the God of peace shall be with 15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, '10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be now at the last your care of me hath flourish. otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this ed again; wherein ye were also careful, but

ye lacked opportunity. 16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already 11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, mind the same thing.

therewith to be content. 17 Brethren, be followers together of me, 12 I know both how to be abased, and I and mark them which walk so as ye have us know how to abound: every where and in for an ensample.

all things I am instructed both to be full and 18 (For many walk, of whom I have told to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer you often, and now tell you even weeping, need. that they are the enemies of the cross of 13 I can do all things through Christ which can Christ:

strengtheneth me. 19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is 14 Notwithstanding, ye have well done that their belly and whose glory is in their shame, ye did communicate with my affliction. wlio mind earthly things.).

15 Now ye Philippians, know also, that in 20 For our conversation is in heaven; from the beginning of the gospel, when I departed whence also we look for the Saviour, the from Macedonia, no church communicated Lord Jesus Christ :

with me as concerning giving and receiving, 21 Who shall change our vile body, that it but ye only. may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, 16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once

e3 o according to the working whereby he is able and again unto my necessity:

17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire TRA

Chefruit that may abound to your account.
CHAP, IV.

18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, I From particulat ad monitions 4 he proceedeth having received of Epaphroditus the things

to general exhortations, 10 shewing how he re- which were sent from you, an odour of a joiced at their liberality towards him lying in sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellprison, not so much for the supply of his own pleasing to God. wants, as for the grace of God in them. 19 And so he concludeth with prayer and saluta-, according to his riches in glory by Christ

19 But my God shall supply all your need tions.

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THEREFORE, my brethren dearly be. 20 Now unto God and our Father be glory

loved and longed for, my joy and for ever and ever. Amen. crown, og stand fast in the Lord, my dearly 21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The beloved.

brethren which are with me greet you. 2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Synty- 22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they che, that they be of the same mind in the that are of Cesar's household. Lord.

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Amen. help those women which laboured with me It was written to the Philippians from in the gospel, with Clement also, and with Rome, by Epaphroditus.

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