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Bounty to the saints. 11. CORINTHIANS. Paul's spiritual might
20 Avoiding this, that no man should bountifulness, which causeth through v olame us in this abundance which is thanksgiving to God. administered by us:
| 12 For the administration of this servia 21 Providing for honest things, not only not only supplieth the want of the saints in the sight of the Lord, but also in the but is abundant also by many thanksgiv sight of men.
ings unto God; 22 And we have sent with them our 13 While by the experiment of this brother, whom we have oftentimes ministration they glorify God for you proved diligent in many things, but now professed subjection unto the gospel of much more diligent, upon the great con- Christ, and for your liberal distribution fidence which I have in you.
Junto them, and unto all men; 33 Whether any do inquire of Titus, he 14 And by their prayer for you, which is my partner and tellow-bjelper concerni- long after you, for the exceeding grace ing you: or our brethren bc inquired of, of God in you. them are the messengers of the churches, 15 Thanks be unto God for his un. and the glory of Christ.
speakable gift. 24 Wherefore shew ye to them, and be
CHAP. X. fore the churches, the proof of your love, Of Paul's spiritual might. and of our boasting on your behalf.
TOW I Paul myself beseech you, by CHAP. IX.
T the ineekness and gentleness of Bountifulness recommended. Christ, who in presence am base among BOR as touching the ministering to the you, but being absent am bold toward I saints, it is superfluous for me to you: write to you:
But I beseech you, that I may not be 2 For I know the forwardness of your bold when I am present with that confmind, for which I boast of you to them dence, wherewith I think to be bold of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a against some, which think of us as if we year ago; and your zeal hath provoked walked according to the flesh. very many.
| 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we 3° Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our do not war after the flesh: hoasting of vou should be in vain in this 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are behalf, that, as I said, ye may be not carnal, but mighty through God to the ready:
pulling down cf strong holds ;) 4 Lest haply if they of Macedonia 5 Castmg down imaginations, and every come with me, and find you unprepared, high thing that exalteth itself against the we (that we say not, ye) should be knowledge of God, and bringing into ashamed in this same confident boasting. captivity every thought to the obedience
5 Therefore I thought it necessary to of Christ; exhort the brethren, that they would go 6 And having in a readiness to revenge before unto you, and make up before-all disobedience, when your obedience is hand your bounty, whereof ye liad no- fulfilled. tice before, thai the same might be ready, 7 Do ye look on things after the outas a matter of bounty, and not as of ward appearance? If any man trust to covetousness.
Thimself that he is Christ's, let him of 6 But this I say, He which soweth himself think this again, that, as he is eparingly, shall reap also sparingly; and Christ's, even so are we Christ's. he which soweth bountifully, shall reap 8 For though I should boast somewhat also bountifully.
more of our authority, which the Lord ñ Every nian according as he purposeth hath given us for edification, and not in his heart, so let him give : not grudg- for your destruction, I should not be ingly, or of necessity : for God loveth a ashamed: cheerful giver.
9 That I may not seem as if I would & And God is able to make all grace terrify you by letters. abound toward you ; that ye, always 10 or his letters (say they) are weighhaving all sufficiency in all things, may ty and powerful; but his bodily presabound to every good work:
ence is weak, and his speech' contempt. 9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed ible. abroad ; he hath given to the poor: his 11 Let such a one think this, that such righteousness remaineth for ever.
as we are in word by letters when we 10 Now, he that ministereth seed to are absent, such will we be also indeed the sower, both minister bread for your when we are present. food, and multiply your seed sown, and 12 For we dare not make ourselves of increase the fruits of your righteous- the number, or compare ourselves with dless ;)
some that commend themselves : but Being enriched in every thing to all they, measuring themselves by them
“his boasting selves, and comparing themselves ainong man shall stop me of this boasting in the themselves, are not wise.
i regions of Achaia. . 13 But we will not boast of things 11 Wherefore? because I love you not? without our measure, but according to God knoweth. the measure of the rule which God hath 12 But what I do, that I will do, that I distributed to us, a measure to reach even may cut off occasion from them which unto you.
- idesire occasion ; that wherein they glory, 14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond they may be found even as we. our measure, as though we reached not 13 for such are false apostles, deceitunto you; for we are coine as far as to ful workers, transforming themselves into you also in preaching the gospel of the apostles of Christ. Christ :
14 And no marvel ; for Satan himself is 15 Not boasting of things without our transformed into an angel of light. measure, that is, of other men's labours ;/ 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his but having hope, when your faith is in- ministers also be transformed as the inincreased, that we shall be enlarged by isters of righteousness; whose end slal. you, according to our rule abundantly, be according to their works.
16 To preach the gospel in the regions 16 I say again, Let no man think me a beyond you, and not to boast in another fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive man's line of things made ready to our me, that I may boast myself a little. hand.
17 That which I speak, I speak it not | 17 But he that glorieth, let him glory in after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, the Lord.
in this contidence of boasting. 18 For not he that commendeth himself 18 Seeing that many glory after the is approved, but whom the Lord com-1 Nesh, I will glory also. mnendeth.
19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye CHAP. XI.
yourselves are wise. Paul's forced self-commendation. 20 For ye suffer, if a man bring you into W OULD to God ye could bear with bondage, if a man devour you, if a man
V me a little in my folly : and indeed take of you, if a man exalt himself, it a bear with me.
man smite you on the face. 2 For I am jealous over you with godly 21 I speak as concerning reproach, as jealousy: for I have espoused you to though we had been weak. - Howbeit, one husband, that I may present you as whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak fool a chaste virgin to Christ.
ishly) I am bold also. 3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the 22 Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are serpent beguiled Eve through his subtil- they Israelites ? so am I. Are they the ty, so your minds should be corrupted seed of Abraliam ? so am I. from the simplicity that is in Christ. 23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I
4 For if he that cometh preacheth an-speak as a fool) I am more; in lalours other Jesus, whom we have not preached, more abundant, in stripes above measure, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. have not received, or another gospel, 24 of the Jews five times received I which ye have not accepted, ye might forty stripes save one. well bear with him.
| 25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, 5 For I suppose I was not a whit behind once was I stoned, thrice I suffered ship tie very chiefest apostles.
wreck, a night and a day I have been in 6 But though I be rude in speech, yet the deep; not in knowledge; but we have been 26 In journeyings often, in perils of wa. thoroughly made manifest among you in ters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mina all things.
lown countrymen, in perils hy the hes7 Have I committed an offence in then, in perils in the city, in periis in the abasing myself that ye might be exalted, wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils because I have preached to you the gos- among false brethren; pel uf God freely?
27 In weariness and painfulness, in 8 I robbed other churches, taking wa-watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in ges of them, to do you service.
fastings often, in cold and nakedness. *9 And when I was prešent with you, and 28 Besides those things that are without,
wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which cometh upon me daily, the that which was lacking to me the breth-care of all the churches. ren which came from Macedonia sup 29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? plied : and in all things I have kept iny- who is offended, and I burn not? Seif from being burdensome unto you, and 30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of so will I keep myself.
the things which concert mine infis 10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no inities.
Paul's revelations. II. CORINTHIANS. Offenders threatened
31 The God and Father of our Lord 14 Behold, the third time I am ready Jesus Christ, which is blessed for ever- to come to you; and I will not be burmore, knoweth that I lie not.
densome to you: for I seek not yours, 32 In Damascus the governor under but you. For the children ought not to Aretas the king kept the city of the lay up for the parents, but the parents Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to for the children. apprehend me:
15 And I will very gladly spend and be 33 And through a window in a basket spent for you; though the more abunwas I let down by the wall, and escaped dantly I love you, the less I be loved. his hands.
| 16 But be it so, I did not burden you : CHAP. XII.
nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you Paul's wonderful revelations. with guile. IT is not expedient for me doubtless to 17 Did I make a gain of you by any I glory. I will come to visions and of them whom I sent unto you? revelations of the Lord.
| 18 I desired Titus, and with him I sent 2 I knew a man in Christ above four- a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? leen years ago, (whether in the body, I walked we not in the same spirit ? walked cannot tell ; or whether out of the body, we not in the same steps ? I cannot tell : God knoweth ;) such a 19 Again, think ye that we excuse ourone caught up to the third heaven. selves unto you? we speak before God
3 And I knew such a man, (whether in Christ: but we do all things, dearly in the body, or out of the body, I cannot beloved, for your edifying. tell: God knoweth ;)
| 20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I 4 How that he was caught up into shall not find you such as I would, and paradise, and heard unspeakable words, that I shall be found unto you such as ye which it is not lawful for a man to utter would not : lest there be debates, envy.
5 Of such a one will I glory : yet of ings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whismyself I will not glory, but in mine perings, swellings, tumults: infirmities.
| 21 And lest, when I come again, my 6 For though I would desire to glory, God will humble me among you, and shall not be a fool; for I will say the that I shall bewail many which have truth: but now I forbear, lest any man sinned already, and have not repented of should think of me above that which he the uncleanness, and fornication, and seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me. lasciviousness, which they have com
7 And lest I should be exalted above mitted. measure through the abundance of the
CHAP. XIII. revelations, there was given to me a Obstinate sinners threatened. thorn in the flesh, the messenger of THIS is the third time I am coming Satan to buffet me, lest I should be 1 to you: In the mouth of two or exalted above measure.
three witnesses shall every word be 8 For this thing I besought the Lord established. thrice, that it might depart from me. | 2 I told you before, and foretell you, as
9 And he said unto me, My grace is if I were present, the second time; and sufficient for thee: for my strength is being absent now I write to them which made perfect in weakness. Most gladly heretofore have sinned, and to all other,
nerefore will [ rather glory in my infir- that, if I come again, I will not spare: mities, that the power of Christ may rest 3 Since ye seek a proof of Christ speakujon me.
fing in me, which to you-ward is not 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infir- weak, but is mighty in you. mities, in reproaches, in necessities, in 4 For though he was crucified through persecutions, in distresses for Christ's weakness, yet he liveth by the power of sake: for when I am weak, then ain I God. For we also are weak in him, but strong.
we shall live with him by the power of 11 I am become a fool in glorying; ye God toward you. have compelled me : for I ought to have 5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be been commended of you : for in nothing in the faith; prove your own selves. am I behind the very chiefest apostles, Know ye not your own selves, how though I be nothing.
that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be 12 I'ruly the signs of an apostle were reprobates ? wrought among you in all patience, in 6 But I trust that ye shall know that signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds. We are not reprobates.
13 For what is it wherein ye were ir.- 7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; ferior to other churches, except it be not that we should appear approved, but that I inyself was not burdensome to that ye should do that which is honest ? Argive me this wrong.
I thouga we be as reprobates.
Oj Paul's call
CHAP. 1, II.
to the ministry 8 For we can do nothing against the mind, live in peace; and the God of love truth, but for the truth.
and peace shall be with you. 9 For we are glad, when we are weak, 12 Greet one another with a holy kiss, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, 13 Al the saints salute you. cven your perfection. I
14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, 10 Therefore I write these things being and the love of God, and the communion ahsent, lest being present I should use of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. sharpness, according to the power which Amen. the Lord hath given me to edification, l 1 The second epistle to the Corinand not to destruction.
thians was written from Philippi, u Finally, brethren, farewell. Be a city of Macedonia, by Titus and perfect, be of good comfort, be of one Lucas..
The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the GALATIANS.
| 16 To reveal his Son in me, that I of their leaving the gospel. might preach him among the heathen; PAUL, an apostle, (not of men, neither immediately I conferred not with flesh I by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God and blood : the Father, who raised him from the dead;)! 17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to
2 And all the brethren which are with them which were apostles before me. me, unto the churches of Galatia : but I went into Arabia, and returned
3 Grace be to you, and peace from again unto Damascus. God the Father, and from our Lord 18 Then after three years I went up Jesus Christ,
to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode 4 Who gave himself for our sins, that with him fifteen days. he might deliver us from this present 19 But other of the apostles saw I none, evil world, according to the will of God save James the Lord's brother. and our Father:
| 20 Now the things which I write unto 5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. you, behold, before God, I lie not. Amen.
21 Afterwards I came into the regions 6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed of Syria and Cilicia; from him that called you into the grace 22 And was unknown by face unto of Christ, unto another gospel :
the churches of Judea which were in 7 Which is not another, but there be Christ : some that trouble you, and would per-| 23 But they had heard only, That lio vert the gospel of Christ.
which persecuted us in times past, now 8 But though we, or an angel from preacheth the faith which once he deheaven, preach any other gospel unto stroyed. you than that which we have preached 24 And they glorified God in me. unto you, let him be accursed.
CHAP. II. 9 As we said before, so say I now again,
Of justification by faith. Ifany man preach any other gospel unto THEN fourteen years after I went up you than that ye have received, let him 1 again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, be accursed.
and took Titus with me also. 10 For do I now persuade men, or God? 2 And I went up by revelation, and or do I seek to please men? for if I yet communicated unto them that gospel pleased men, I should not be the servant which I preach among the Gentiles, but of Christ.
privately to them which were of reputa11 But I certify you, brethren, that the tion, lest by any means I should rui, or gospel wbich was preached of me is not had run, in vain. after man:
3 But neither Titus, who was with 12 For I neither received it of n me, being a Greek, was compelled to be neither was I taught it, but by the reve-circumcised : lation of Jesus Christ.
| 4 And that because of false brethren 13 For ye have heard of my conver- unawares brought in, who came in privily sation in time past in the Jews' religion, to spy out our liberty which we have in bow that beyond measure I persecuted Christ Jesus, that they might bring us the church of God, and wasted ii, into bondage :
14 And profited in the Jews' religion 5 To whom we gave place by subjecabove many my equals in mine own tion, no, not for an hour; that the truth nation, being niore exceedingly zealous of the gospel might continue with you. of the traditions of my fathers.
| 6 But of those, who seemed to be some15 But when it pleased God, who separ- whai, whatsoever they were, it maketh ated me from my mother's wonil, and no niatter to me: God acceplethik called me by his grace,
Tinan's person : for they who seenied to
Justification by faith. GALATIANS. Believers are justifiech be somerohat, in conference added noth- for if righteousness come by the law ing to me:
then Chrigt is dead in vain. 7 But contrariwise, when they saw that
CHAP. III. the gospel of the uncircumcision was
Believers are justified. committed unto me, as the gospel of the FOOLISH Galatians, who hath becircumcision was unto Peter ;
witched you, that ye should not obey 8. For he that wrought effectually in the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ Peter to the apostleship of the circum- hath been evidently set forth, crucified cision, the same was mighty in me among you? toward the Gentiles :)
| 2 This only would I learn of you, Re9 And when James, Cephas, and John, ceived ye the Spirit by the works of the who seemed to be pillars, perceived the law, or by the hearing of faith? grace that was given unto me, they 3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in gave to me and Barnabas the right hands the Spirit, arz ye now made perfect by of fellowship; that we should go unto the flesh? the heathen, and they unto the circum- 4 llave ye suffered so many things in cision.
vain? if it be yet in vain. 10 Only they would that we should re- 5 He therefore that ministereth to you member the poor; the same which I the Spirit, and worketh miracles among also was forward to do.
you, doeth he it by the works of the law, 11 But when Peter was come to An- or dy the hearing of faith? tioch, I withstood him to the face, because 6 Even as Abraham believed God, he was to be blamed.
and it was accounted to him for right12 For, before that certain came from eousness. James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but 7 Know ye therefore, that they which when they were come, he withdrew, are of faith, the same are the children of and separated himself, fearing them Abraham. which were of the circumcision.
8 And the scripture, foreseeing that 13 And the other Jews dissembled like God would justify the heathen through wise with him ; insomuch that Barnabas faith, preached before the gospel unto also was carried away with their dissimu- Abraham, saying, In thee shall all malation.
tions be blessed.“ 14 But when I saw that they walked 9 So then they which be of faith are not uprightly according to the truth of blessed with faithful Abrahain. the gospel, I said unto Peter before them 10 For as many as are of the works of all, Ir thou, being a Jew, livest after the the law, are under the curse : for it is manner of Gentiles, and not as do the written, Cursed is every one that conJews, why compellest thou the Gentiles tinueth not in all things which are written to live as do the Jews?!
in the book of the law to do them. 15 We who are Jews by nature, and 11 But that no man is justified by the not sinners of the Gentiles,
law in the sight of God, it is evident: 16 Knowing that a man is not justified for, The just shall live by faith. by the works of the law, but by the 12 And the law is not of futh : but, faith, of Jesus Christ, even we have The man that doeth them shall live in believed in Jesus Christ, that we might them. be justified by the faith of Christ, and 13 Christ hath redeemed us from the not by the works of the law: for by curse of the law, being made a curse for the works of the law shall no flesh be us: for it is written, Cursed is every one justitied.
that hangeth on a tree: 17 But if, while we seek to be justified 14 That the blessing of Abraham might by Christ, we ourselves also are found come on the Gentiles through Jesus sinners, is therefore Christ the minister Christ; that we might receive the pro of siu? God forbid. .
mise of the Spirit through faith. 18 For if I build again the things 15 Brethren, I speak after the manner which I destroyed, I make myself a of men ; Though it be but a man's covetransgressor.
nant, yet if it be confirmed, no nin dig 19 For I through the law am dead to annulleth or addeth thereto. the law, that I might live unto God. 16 Now to Abraham and bis seed were
tions beh, saying, sore the go through
20 Ianı crucified with Christ: never- the promises made. He saith not, And theless, I live; yet not l, but Christio seeds, as of many ; but as of one, liveth in me: and the life which I now And to thy seed, which is Christ. live in the flesh, I live by the faith of 17 And this I say, That the covenant the Son of God, who loved me, and that was confirmed before of God in Christ. ve himself for ine.
the law, which was four hundred and I diu not frustrate the grace of God: I thirty years after, camuot disanal, that is