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Gentiles to be partakers of the gospel. EPHESIANS.
4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may under-
stand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ,
5 Which in other ages was not made known
unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed
unto his holy apostles and prophets by the

6 That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the Gospel:

7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. 8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchale riches of Christ;

9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: 10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

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Paul exhorteth to holiness,

2 With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; 3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

6'One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. 7 But unto every one of us is given grace ac gording to the measure of the gift of Christ 8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

9 Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unfty of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive:

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

19 Who, being past feeling, have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

20 But ye have not so learned Christ; 21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus :)

22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: 27 Neither give place to the devil.

28 Let him that stole, steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

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CHAP. V, VI. Duties of husbands, wives, &c. 21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

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grace unto the hearers.
30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God,
whereby ye are sealed unto the day of re-

31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil-speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

32 And be ye kind one to another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. CHAP. V.

2 After general exhortations, to love, 3 to flee for-
nication, 4 and all uncleanness, 7not to con-
verse with the wicked, 15 to walk warily, and
to be 18 filled with the Spirit, 22 he descendeth
to the particular duties, how wines ought to
obey their husbands, 25 and husbands ought to
love their wives, 32even as Christ doth his



E ye therefore followers of God as dear

2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath lov-
ed us, and hath given himself for us an offer-
ing and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smell-
ing savour.

3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger,
nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who
is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the
kingdom of Christ and of God.

6 Let no man deceive you with vain words:
for because of these things cometh the wrath
of God upon the children of disobedience.
7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
8 For ye were sometime darkness, but now
are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the Saviour of the body.

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave him. self for it;

26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, rious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or 27 That he might present it to himself a gloany such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

28 So ought men to love their wives, as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

13 But all things that are reproved, are made
manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth
make manifest is light.

14 Wherefore he saith, Awake, thou that
sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ
shall give thee light.
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not
as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days
are evil.

29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but under
standing what the will of the Lord is.
18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein
is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms, and
hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and ma
king melody in your heart to the Lord,
20 Giving thanks always for all things unto
God and the Father, in the name of our Lord
Jesus Christ;

30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

33 Nevertheless, let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself: and the wife see that she reverence her husband. CHAP. VI.

(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all good-Lord: for this is right.
ness, and righteousness, and truth ;)
10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruit-
ful works of darkness, but rather reprove

1 The duty of children towards their parents, 5 of servants towards their masters. 10 Our life is a warfare, 12 not only against flesh and blood, but also spiritual enemies. 13 The complete armour of a Christian, 18 and how it ought to be used. 21 Tychicus is commended. HILDREN, obey your parents in the

2 Honour thy father and mother, (which is the first commandment with promise,) 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."

5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;

6 Not with eye-service, as men-pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:

8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

9 And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye


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12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.


13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to with-to stand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

PHILIPPIANS. Paul's love to the Philippians plication in the Spirit, and watching there unto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought speak.

21 But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make breast-known to you all things:

22 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.

23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen. ¶ Written from Rome unto the Ephesians, by Tychicus.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the plate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18 Praying always with all prayer and sup

The Epistle of PAUL, the


Apostle, to the PHILIPPIANS.

in all the palace, and in all other places;
14 And many of the brethren in the Lord,
waxing confident by my bonds, are much
more bold to speak the word without fear.
15 Some indeed preach Christ even of en-♡♥
vy and strife; and some also of good will.
16 The one preach Christ of contention,
not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to
my bonds:

1 He testifieth his thankfulness to God, and his love toward them, for the fruits of their faith, and fellowship in his sufferings, 9 daily praying to him for their increase in grace. 12 He sheweth what good the faith of Christ had received by his troubles at Rome, 21 and how ready he is to glorify Christ either by his life or death, 27 exhorting them to unity, 28 and to fortitude in persecution.

PAUL and Timotheus, the servants of

Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops

and deacons :

2 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,

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8 For God is my record, how greatly long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. 9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;

11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; 13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest


17 But the other of love, knowing that I am 1 set for the defence of the gospel.

18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.

19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

20 According to my earnest expectation, and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also, Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.

4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,

5 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;

6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you, will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: 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; in 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. 23 I in a

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24 Nevertheless, to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.

25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;

26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.

27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

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Timotheus commended.

18 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.

19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state. 20 For I have no man like-minded, who will naturally care for your state.

21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.

22 But ye know the proof of him, that as a ason with the father, he hath served with me, in the gospel.

29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

30 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.



1 He exhorteth them to unity, and to all urable ness of mind, by the example of Christ's humility and exaltation: 12 to a careful proceeding in the way of salvation, that they be as lights to the wicked world, 16 and comforts to him their apostle, who is now ready to be of fered up to God. 19 He hopeth to send Timothy to them, whom he greatly commendeth, 25 as Epaphroditus also, whom he presently

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8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above

every name:

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

23 Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me. 24 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.

25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellow-soldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.

26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.

27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful. 29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation. 30 Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me. CHAP. III.

1 He warneth them to beware of the false teachers of the circumcision, 4 shewing that himself hath greater cause than they to trust in the righteousness of the law: 7 which notwithstanding he counteth as dung and loss, to gain Christ and his righteousness, 12 therein acknowledging his own imperfection. 15 He exhorteth them to be thus minded, 17 and to imitate him, 18 and to decline the ways of carnal Christians.

FINALLY, my brethren, rejoice in the


same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.

12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have al ways obeyed, not as in my presence only,

2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil-workers, beware of the concision.

3 For we are the circumcision, which wor

but now much more in my absence, workship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ out your own salvation with fear and trem-Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. bling.

13 For it is God which worketh in you both
to will and to do of his good pleasure.
14 Do all things without murmurings and

4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more;

5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;

15 That ye may be blameless and harmless,
the sons of God, without rebuke, in the
midst of a crooked and perverse nation,
among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
16 Holding forth the word of life; that
may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have
not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacri-

6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church, touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

fice and service of your faith, I joy, and re- 8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but
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PHILIPPIANS. He rejoices at their liberality. other my fellow-labourers, whose names are in the book of life.

4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again


Paul's efforts after holiness.

Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suf-
fered the loss of all things, and do count them
but dung, that I may win Christ,


own righteousness, which is of the law, but
that which is through the faith of Christ, the
righteousness which is of God by faith:
10 That I may know him, and the power of
his resurrection, and the fellowship of his
sufferings, being made conformable unto his
death; а

Let your moderation be known ung men. The Lord is at hand.

6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiv ing let your requests be made known unto God. dal 16667 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatso ever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 6 areThose things which ye have both learned, and received, and feard, and seen in me, do; and the God of peace shall be with Dean An4897 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourish. ed again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.


11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

11 If by any means I might attain unto the

resurrection of the dead.

12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

13 Brethren, I count not myself to have ap prehended but this one thing I do, forget ting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which before,

14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus/D 15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this

unto you.

16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.

18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the crose of Christ:

19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

14 Notwithstanding, ye have well done that ye did communicate with my affliction. 15 Now ye Philippians, know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.

16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.

17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. 18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.

19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ


20 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you. 22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Cesar's household."

23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

It was written to the Philippians from
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1 From particular amonitions 4 he proceedeth to general exhortations, 10 shewing how here joiced at their liberality towards him lying in prison, not so much for the supply of his own nants, as for the grace of God in them. 19 And so he concludeth with prayer and salutations.

THEREFORE, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.

3 And I entreat thee also, true yoke-fellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with


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12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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