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q The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the COLOSSIANS.
CHAP. I.

21. And you, that were sometime alienated 1.After salutation he thanketh God for their faith, and enemies in your mind by wicked works, 7 confirmeth the doctrine of Epaphras, 9pray- yet now bath he reconciled, cth further for their increase in grace, 14 de- 22 In the body of his flesh through death, scribeth the true Christ, 21 encourageth them to receive Jesus Christ, and commendeth his own unreprovable, in his sight:

to present you holy, and unblamable, and ministry.

23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and PA

AUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the setted, and be not moved away from the

will of God, and Timotheus our brother, hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, 2 To the saints and faithful brethren in and which was preached to every creature Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am you, and peace, from God our Father and made a minister; the Lord Jesus Christ.

24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings für 3 We give thanks to God, and the Father you, and fill up that which is behind of the of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's you,

sake, which is the church : 4 Since we heard of vour faith in Christ Je. 25 Whereof I am made a minister, accord sus, and of the love which ye have to all the ing to the dispensation of God which is given saints,

to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; 5 For the hope which is laid up for you in 26 Even the mystery which hath been hid heaven, whereof ye heard before in the from ages, and from generations, but now is word of the truth of the gospel :

made manifest to his saints : 6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the 27 To whom God would make known what world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth is the riches of the glory of this mystery also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, knew the grace of God in truth :

the hope of glory: 7 As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear 28 Whom we preach, warning every man, fellow-servant, who is for you a faithful mi- and teaching every man in all wisdom; that nister of Christ;

we may present every man perfect in 8 Who also declared unto us your love in Jesus : the Spirit.

29 Whereunto I also labow, striving ac. 9 For this cause we also, since the day we cording to his working, which worketh in heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to me mightily. desire that ye might be filled with the know

CHAP. II. ledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritualsi He still exhorteth them to be constant in Christ, understanding;

8to beware of philosophy, and vain traditions, 10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord 18 worshipping of angels, 20 and legal cereunto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good monies, which are ended in Christ. work, and increasing in the knowledge of Fconflict or have for you, and for ihem

I ye God;

11 Strengthened with all might, according at Laodicea, and for as many as have not to his glorious power, unto all patience and seen my face in the filesh ; long-suffering with joyfulness;

2 That their hearts might be comforted, be12 Giving thanks unto the Father, whiclì ing knit together in love, and unto all riches hath made us meet to be partakers of the in- of the full assurance of understanding, to the heritance of the saints in light:

acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and 13 Who liath delivered us from the power of the Father, and of Christ; of darkness, and hath translated us into the 3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wis. kingdom of his dear Son:

dom and knowledge. 14 In whom we have redemption through 4 And this I say, lest any mau should behis blood, even the forgiveness of sins: guile you with enticing words.

15 Who is the image of the invisible God, 5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am the first-born of every creature:

I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding 16 For by him were all things created, that your order, and the steadfastness of your and invisible, whether they be thrones, or do 6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jeminions, or principalities, or powers or all sus the Lord, so walk ye in him: things were created by him, and for him: 7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablish..

17 And he is before all things, and by him ed in the faith, as ye have been taught, all things consist,

abounding therein with thanksgiving, 18 And he is the head of the body, the 8 Beware lest any man spoil you through church: who is the beginning, the first-born philosophy and vain deceit

, after the tradifrom the dead; that in all things he might tion of men, after the rudiments of the world, have the pre-eminence.

and not after Christ. 19 For it pleased the Father that in him 9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the should all fulness dwell;

Godhead bodily. 20 And, having made peace through the 10 And ye are complete in him, which is blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all the head of all principality and power: things unto himself; by him, I say, whether 11 In whom also ye are circuincised with they ve things iņ earth, or things in heaven. the circumcision made without hands, in

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( Christ the great antitype. COLOSSIANS. Exhortations to several duties putting off the body of the sins of the flesh| 10 And have put on the new man, which is by the circumcision of Christ:

renewed in knowledge after the image of 12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein him that created him: also ye are risen with him through the faith 11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, of the operation of God, who hath raised him circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, from the dead.

Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all

, 13 Aud you, being dead in your sins and and in all. the uncircumcision of your flesh, bath he 12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, quickened together with him, having for. holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kind given you all trespasses;

ness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long. 14 Blotting out the hand-writing of ordi- suffering; nances that was against us, which was con- 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving trary to us, and took it out of the way, nail- one another, if any man have a quarrel ing it to his cross;

against any: even as Cbrist forgave you, so » J5 And having spoiled principalities and also do ye. powers, he made a slew of them openly, | 14 And above all these things put on charity, triumphing over them in it.

which is the bond of perfectness. 16 Let no inan therefore judge you in meat, 15 And let the peace of God rule in your or in drink, or in respect of a holy-day, or of hearts, to the which also ye are called in one the new-moon, or of the sabbatli-days: body; and be ye thankful.

17 Which are a shadow of things to come; 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richbut the body is of Christ.

ly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing 18 Let no man beguile you of your reward one another in psalms, and hymns, and spirit, in a voluptary humility and worshipping of ual songs, singing with grace in your hearts angels, intruding into those things which he to the Lord. hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleb, 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, ly mind,

do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving 19 And not holding the Head, from which thanks to God and the Father by him. all the body by joints and bands having nou- . 18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own rishment ministered, and knit together, in- husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. creaseth with the increase of God.

19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not 20 Wherefore, if ye be dead with Christ bitter against them. from the rudiments of the world, why as 20 Children, obey your parents in all things: though living in the world, are ye subject to for this is well-pleasing unto the Lord. ordinances,

21 Fathers, provoke not your children to 21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not; anger, lest they be discouraged. 22 Which all are to perish with the using ;) 22 Servants, obey in all things your masters after the commandments and doctrines of according to the flesh; not with eye-service, men ?

as men-pleasers; but in singleness of heart, 23 Which things have indeed a shew of wis- fearing God: dom in will-worship, and humility, and ne- 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as

glecting of the body; not in any honour to the ko the Lord, and not unto men; - satisfying of the flesh.

24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive CHAP. III.

the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve

the Lord Christ. 1 He sheweth where we should seek Christ. 5 He

exhorteth to mortification, 10 to put the old 25 But he that doeth wrong, shall receive man, and to put or Christ, 12 exhorting to for the wrong wbich he hath done: and charity, humility, and other several duties.

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persons. TF ye inen be risen with Christ, seek those

CHAP. IV. Item things which are above, where Christ

i He echorteth them to be fervent in prayer, 5 sitteth on the right hand of God.

to walk wisely toward them that are not yet 2. Set youé affection on things above, not on

come to the true knowledge of Christ. 10 He things on the earth.

saluteth them, and wisketh them all prospe3 For ye are dead, and your life is lid with

rity Christ in God.

4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, which is just and equal; knowing that
then shall ye also appear with him in glory. ye also have a Master in heaven.

5 Mortify therefore your members which 2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same
are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, with thanksgiving;
inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and 3 Withal praying also for us, that God would
covetousness, which is idolatry:

open unto us a door of utterance, to speak 6 For which things' sake the wrath of God the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in cometh on the children of disobedience: bonds:

7 In the which ye also walked sometimes 4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought when ye lived in them.

to speak. 8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, 5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communicat without, redeeming the time. tion out of your mouth.

6 Let your speech be always with grace, 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye put off the old man with his deeds;

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CHAP. IV.

of the Thessalonians. 7 All my state shall Tychicus declare unto perfect and complete in all the will of God. you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful 13 For I bear him record, that he hath a minister and fellow-servant in the Lord : great zeal for you, and them that are in Lao

8 Whom I have sent unto you for the same dicea, and them in Hierapolis. purpose, that he might know your estate, and 14 Luke, the beloved plıysician, and Decomfort your hearts;

mas, greet you. 9 With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved 15 Salute the brethren which are in Lao. brother, who is one of you. They shall make dicea, and Nymphas, and the church which known unto you all things which are done is in his house. here.

16 And when this epistle is read among yon, 10 Aristarchus, my fellow-prisoner, saluteth cause that it be read also in the church of the you; and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the (touching whom ye received commandments: epistle from Laodicea. if he come unto you, receive him ;)

17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the 11 And Jesus, which is called Justus, who ministry which thou hast received in the are of the circumcision. These only are my Lord, that thou fulfil it. fellow-workers unto the kingdom of God, 18 'T'he salutation by the hand of me Paul. which have been a comfort unto me.

Remember my

bonds. Grace be with you. 12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Amen. Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fer- | Written from Rome to the Colossians by vently for you in prayers, that ye may stand Tychicus and Onesimus. 5 The First Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the THESSALONIANS. CHAP. I.

dered both why Saint Paul was so long absent 1 The Thessalonians are given to understand

from them, and also why he was so desirous

to see them. both how mindful of them Saint Paul was at all times in thanksgiving, and prayer : 5 and

VOR yourselves, brethren, know our enalso how well he was persuaded of the truth and sincerity of their faith, and conversion vain : to God.

2 But even after that we had suffered be.

fore, and were shamefully entreated, as ye Pale and Silvenue and Timotheus, un to the church

of the Thessalonians which know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God is in God

the Father, and in the Lord Jesus to speak unto you the gospel of God with Christ: Grace be unto you,

much contention.

and God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Wof uncleanness, nor in guile;

peace, from

3 For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor 2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers ;

4 But as we were allowed of God to be put 3 Remembering without ceasing your work

in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of 5 For neither at any time used we flattering of faith, and labour of love, and patience of not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth God and our Father, 4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election words, as ye know, nor a cloak of covetousof God.

ness; God is witness : 5 For our gospel came not unto you in word

6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of only, but also in power, and in the Holy you, nor yet of others, when we might have Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ. what manner of men we were among you for

7 But we were gentle among you, even as

a nurse cherisheth her children: 6 And ye became followers of us, and of the

8 So being affectionately desirous of you, Lord, having received the word in much af we were willing to have imparted unto you, fiction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

not the gospel of God only, but also our own ? So that ye were ensamples to all that be- souls, because ye were dear unto us. lieve in Macedonia and Achaia.

9 For ye remember, brethren, our labour 8 For from you sounded out the word of the and travail : for labouring night and day, beLord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but cause we would not be chargeable unto any also in every place your faith to God-ward is

of you, we preached unto you the gospel of spread abroad; so that we need not to speak

God. any thing.

10 Ye are witnesses, and God also, how 9 For they themselves shew of us what man-haved ourselves among you that believe :

holily, and justly, and unblamaoly we bener of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols, to serve the liv

11 As ye know how we exhorted, and coming and true God;

forted, and charged every one of you, as a fa10 And to wait for his Son from heaven,

ther doth his children, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, 12 That ye would walk worthy of God, which delivered us from the wrath to come. glory.

who hath called you unto his kingdom and CHAP. II.

13 For this cause also thank we God withi. 1 In what manner the gospel was brought and out ceasing, because, when ye received the

preached to the Thessalonians, and in what word of God which ye heard of us, ye resort also they received it. 18 A reason is ren-ceived it not as the word of men, but (as it

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He exhorteth to godlines: is in truth) the word of God, which effectu-| abound in love one toward another, and to ally worketh also in you that believe. ward all men, even as we do toward you: ( 11 For ye, brethren, became followers of 13 To the end he may establish your hearts the churches of God which in Judea are in unblamable in holiness before God, even our Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus things of your own countrymen, even as they Christ with all bis saints. hare of the Jews :

CHAP. IV. 15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and | 1 He exhorteth them to go on forward in all in their own propliets, and have persecuted us; manner of godliness, 6 to live holily and justo and they please not God, and are contrary to

ly, 9 to love one another, 11 and quietly to fol.

low their own business : 13 and last of all all meu :

to sorrow moderately for the dead. 15 And unto 16 Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles

this last exhortation is annexed a brief le-m that they might be saved, to fill up their sins

scription of the resurrection, and second conalways : for the wrath is come upon them to ing of Christ to judgment. tne uttermost.

we you, 17 But we, brethren, being take: from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye endeavoured the more abundantly to see your ought to walk and to please God, so ye

would face with great desire.

abound more and more. 18 Wherefore we would have come unto 2 For ye know what commandments we yoni, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan gave you by the Lord Jesus. hindered us.

°3 For this is the will of God, even your 19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown sanctification, that ye should abstain from of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the pre- fornication : sence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming ? 4 That every one of you should know how 20 For ye are our glory and joy.

to possess his vessel in sanctification and CHAP. III.

honour; ] Saint Paul testificth his great love to the Thes

5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as salonians, partly by sending Timothy unto the Gentiles which know not God : them to strengthen and comfort them: part- 6 That no man go beyond and defraud his ly by rejoicing in their well-doing : 10 and brother in any matter: because that the partly by praying for them, and desiring a Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also safe coming unto them.

have forewarned you and testified. HEREFORE, when we could no 7 For God hath not called us unto unclean

ness, but unto holiness. be left at Athens alone;

8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not 2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and man, but God who hath also given unto us minister of God, and our fellow-labourer in his Holy Spirit. the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to 9 But as touching brotherly love ye need comfort you concerning your faith: not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves

3 That no man should be moved by these are taught of God to love one another. afflictions: for yourselves know that we are 10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brea appointed thereunto.

thren which are in all Macedonia : but we 4 For verily, when we were with you, we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more. told you before that we should suffer tribu and more; lation; even as it came to pass, and ye know 11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do

5 For this cause, when I could no longer your own business, and to work with your forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by own hands, as we commanded you; soine means the tempter have tempted you, 12 That ye may walk honestly toward them and our labour be in vain.

that are without, and that ye may have lack 6 But now, when Timotheus came from of nothing. you unto us, and brought us good tidings of 13 But I would not have you to be ignoyour faith and charity, and that ye have good rant, brethren, concerning them which are remembrance of us always, desiring greatly asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others to see us, as we also to see you :

which have no hope. 7 Therefore, brethren, we were comforted 4 For if we believe that Jesus died and over you in all our afliction and distress by rose again, even so them also which sleep in

Jesus will God bring with him. 8 For now we live, if ye stand fast in the 15 For this we say unto you by the word of Lord.

the Lord, that we which are alive and re9 For what thanks can we render to God main unto the coming of the Lord shall not again for you, for all the joy wherewith we prevent them which are asleep. joy for your sakes before our God;

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from 10 Night and day praying exceedingly that heaven with a shout, with the voice of the we might see your face, and might perfect archangel, and with the trump of God: and that which is lacking in your faith?

the dead in Christ shall rise first: 11 Now God himself and our Father, and 17 Then we which are alive and remain our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto shall be caught up together with them in the you...

clouds, to meet the Lord in the air and so 12 And the Lord make you to increase and I shall we ever be with the Lord.

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Sundry precepls. 18 Wherefore, comfort one another with) 12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know these words.

them which labour among you, and are over CHAP. V.

you in the Lord, and adınonish you;, I He proceedeth in the former description of

13 And to esteem them very highly in love
Christ's coming to judgment, 16 and giveth for their work's sake.

And be at peace
divers precepts, 23' and so concludeth the among yourselves.
epistle.

14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn

, : thren, ye have no ueed that I write minded, support the weak, be patient toward 2 For yourselves know perfectly, that the 15 See that none render evil for evil unto day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the any man ; but ever follow that which is good, night.

both among yourselves, and to all men. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safe 16 Rejqice evermore. ty; then sudden destruction cometh upon 17 Pray without ceasing. them, as travail upon a woman with child; 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is and they shall not escape.

the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning 4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that you. that day should overtake you as a thief. 19 Quench not the Spirit. 5. Ye are all the children of light, and the -20 Despise not prophesyings.

2 셌 children of the day: we are not of the night, 21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is nor of darkness.

good. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. but let us watch and be sober.

-23 And the very God of peace sanctify you 7 For they that sleep, sleep in the night; wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit, and they that be drunken, are drunken in and soul, and body, be preserved blameless the night.

unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 8 Bui let us, who are of the day, be sober, 24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who alsó putting on the breast-plate of faith and love; will do it. and for a helmet, the hope of salvation. 25 Brethren, pray for us.

9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, 26 Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss. but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus 27 I charge you by the Lord that this epis. Christ,

tle be read unto all the holy brethren. 10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be or sleep, we should live together with him. with you. Amen.

11 Wherefore, comfort yourselves together, The first epistle unto the Thessaloni-
and edify one another, even as also ye

do. ans was written from Athens.
The Second Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the THESSALONIANS.
CHAP. I.

8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them 1 Saint Paul certifieth them of the good opinion that know not God, and that obey not the

which he had of their faith, love, and patience: gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ :
11 and therewithal uscth divers reasons for 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting
the comforting of them in persecution, where-destruction from the presence of the Lord,
of the chiefest is taken from the righteous and from the glory of his power;
judgment of God.

10 When he shall come to be glorified in AUL, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, his saints, and to be admired in all them that God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: was believed) in that day.

2 Grace unto you, and peace, from God 11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

that our God would count you wortly of 3 We are bound to thank God always for this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your of his goodness, and the work of faith with finith groweth exceedingly, and the charity power: of every one of you all toward each other 12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ aboundeih;

may be glorified in you, and ye in him, ac4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the cording to the grace of our God, and of the churches of God, for your patience and faith Lord Jesus Christ. in all your persecutions and tribulations that

CHAP. II. 5 Which is a manifest token of the right

1 He willeth them to continue steadfast in the eous judgment of God, that ye may be count

truth received, 3 sheveth that there shall be Ted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which

a departure from the faith, 8 and a discovery

of antichrist, before the day of the Lord come. ye also suffer:

15 And thereupon repeateth his former exhor6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God tation, and prayeth for them. bles compense tribulation to thein that trou

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