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Ritual law abolished., CHAP. III, iv. Duties of hushands, &c. with the circumcision made without 7 In the which ye also walked soinehands, in putting off the body of the sins time, when ye lived in them. of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ : 8 But now ye also put off all these;
12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy also ye are risen with him through the communication out of your mouth. with of the operation of God, who hath 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye raised him from the dead.
have put off the old man with his deeds ; 13 And you, being dead in your sins 10 And have put on the new man, and the uncircumcision of your idesh, which is renewed in knowledge after hath he quickened together with him, the image of him that created him : having forgiven you all trespasses ; 1 11 Where there is neither Greek nor
14 Blotting out the hand-writing of Jew, circumcisin nor uncircumcision. ordinances that was against us, which Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but was contrary to us, and took it out of the Christ is all, and in all. way, nailing it to his cross;
| 12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, . 15 And having spoiled principalities holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, And powers, he made a shew of them kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, openly, triumphing over them in it. long-suffering;
16 Let no man therefore judge you in 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving meat, or in drink, or in respect of a holy- one another, if any man have a quarre. day, or of the new-moon, or of the against any : even as Christ forgave you, sabbath-days:
17 Which are a shadow of things to 14 And above all these things put on come; but the body is of Christ.
charity, which is the bond of perfectness. 18 Let no man beguile you of your re-1 15 And let the peace of God rule in ward in a voluntary humility and wor- your hearts, to the which also ye are shipping of angels, intruding into those called in one body; and be ye thankful. things which he hath not seen, vainly 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you puffed up by his fleshly mind,
richly in all wisdom ; teaching and ad19 And not holding the Head, from monishing one another in psalms, and which all the body by joints and bands hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with having nourishment ministered, and knit grace in your hearts to the Lord. together, increaseth with the increase of 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or God.
deed, do all in the name of the Lord 20 Wherefore, if ye be dead with Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Christ from the rudiments of the world, Father by him. why as though living in the world, are 18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your ye subject to ordinances,
own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. 21 (Touch not; taste not ; handle not; 19 Husbands, love your wives, and be 22 Which all are to perish with the not bitter against them. using ;) after the commandments and 20 Children, obey your parents in all doctrines of men ?
Ithings :for this is well-pleasing into 23 Which things have indeed a shew the Lord. of wisdom in will-worship, and humility, 21 Fathers, provoke not your children and neglecting of the body; not in any to anger, lest they be discouraged. honour to the satisfying of the flesh. 22 Servants, obey in all things your CHAP. III.
masters according to the flesh ; not with Erhortation to sundry duties. eye-service, as men-pleasers; but in TF ye then be risen with Christ, seek singleness of heart, fearing God : I those things which are above, where 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. as to the Lord, and not unto men;
2 Set your affection on things above, 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall not on things on the earth.
receive the reward of the inheritance : 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid for ye serve the Lord Christ. with Christ in God.
25 But he that doeth wrong, shall ro4 When Christ, who is our life, shall ceive for the wrong which he hath done : appear, then shall ye also appear with and there is no respect of persons. bim in glory.
CHAP. IV. 5 Mortify therefore your members which Fervent prayer recommended. are upon the earth; fornication, unclean- M ASTERS, give unto your servants ness, inordinate affection, evil concupis- W that which is just and equili; knowcence and covetousness, which is idolatry: ing that ye also have a Master in heaven. * 6 For which things' sake the wrath of 2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the God cometh on the children of disobe-same with thanksgiving; dience:
13 Withal praving alsu for us, that God
Paul's mindfulness 1. THESSALONIANS. of the Thessalonian would open unto us a door of utterance, only are my fellow-workers unto the to speak the mystery of Christ, for which kingdom of God, which have been a I am also in bonds:
coinfort to me. 4 That I may make it manisest, as I 12 Epiphms, who is one of you, a serought to speak.
Tvant of Christ, saluteth you, alwayo 5 Ilalk in wisdom toward them that labouring fervently for you in prayers, are withouti, redeeiuir.g the tinie. that ye may stand perfect and complete
6 let your speech be always with grace, 'in the will of God. se: isoned with salt, that ye may know 13 For I bet him record, that he hath How ye ought to answer every man. a great zeal for you, and them that are
7 All my state shall Tychicus declare in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis. unto you, ich is a beloved brother, and 14 Liike, the beloved physician, and a faithful minister and fellow-servant in Denias, vreel vou. the Lord:
15 Salute the brethren which are ta 8 When I have sent to you for the Laodicea, and Nymphis, and the church siune purpose, that he might know your which is in his bomise. estate, and comfort your leurs;
| 16 And when this epistle is read among 9 l'ith Onesillus, a faithilind beloved you, calise that it be read also in the brother, who is one of you. They shall church of the Laodi tans; and that ye marke known unto you all things which likewise read the epistie from Laodicea. arcelone here.
17 Aud siv Lo Archippus, Take heed 10 Aristarchus, my fellow-prisoner, to the ministy which thou hast received Kalulelh yoll; and Marcils, sister's son in the horil, unnt the fulfil it. to Burmthits, touching whom ye received 18 The sulutation by tie nand of me Commandments: if ire come unto you, Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be receive him ;)
with yolt. Amen. 11 And Jesus, which is called Justus, II Written from Ronie to the ColossiLAS who are of the circumcision. These by Tychicus and Onesiintis. I The First Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the TITESSALONIANS. CAP I.
and bow ve turned to God froin idole, • History of thrir conversion. to serve the living and true God; DAUI., and Silvanus, and Timotheus, 10 And to wait for his Son froin heaven, 1 mto the church of the Thessalonians whom he raised froin the dead, eren which is in God the Father, and in the Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath Lord Jestis Christ : Grace be unto you, to come. and rece, from God our Father and the
CHAP. II. Lord Jesus Christ.
How they receired the gospel. 2 We give thanks to God always for FOR yourselves, brethren, know our you all, mahing mention of you in our 1 entrance in unto you, that it was not prayers;
in vain : 3 Remeinhering without ceasing your 2 But even after that we had suffered work of raith, and labour of love, iind pa- before, and were shamefitily entreated, tience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, as ve know, in Philippi, we were bold in in the sight of God and our Father; our Gu to speak unto you the gospel of
4 knowing, brethren beloved, your God with much contention.. election of God.
3 For our exhortation iras not of deceit, 5 For our gospel came not unito you in nor of uncleaness, nor in gnile; word only, but also in power, and in the 4 But as we were allowed of God to be Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as puit in trust with the gospel, even so we ye know what manner of men we were speak ; not as pleasing inen, but God, mong yori for your silke.
which trieth our hearts. 6 And ve hecanje followers of us, and 5 For neither at any time nised we flatof the Lord, having received the word in tering worris, as ye know, nor a cloak of much affliction, with joy of the Holy covetousness; God is witness : Ghost :
6 Vor of men sought we glory, neither 7 So that ve were onsamples to all that of you, nor yet of others, when we might believe in Macedonia and Achaia. have been burdensome, as the apostles of
8 For front you sounded ont the word Christ. of the Lord not only in Macedonia and 7 But we were gentle among you, even Achaia, but also in every place your faith as a nurse cherisheth her children: to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we. 8 So being attectionately desirous of you, Aepul not to speak any thing.
we were willing to have aparted into For they then:neives shew of 118 what you, not the gospel of God only, but also ow uer of entering in we had uzito you.Iown squis, because ye were doar unnin
you that believectually workech also in that we might see praying exceedingly
lode to them 9 For ye remember, brethren, our la- longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, bour and travail : for labouring night and lest by some means the tempter have day, because we would not be charge-tempted you, and our labour be in vain. able unto any of you, we preached unto 6 But now, when Timotheus came you the gospel of God,
from you unto us, and brought us good ti10 Ye are witnesses, and God also, how dings of your faith and charity, and that holily, and justly, and unblamably we ye have gevod remembrance of us always, behrived ourselves among you that be- desiring greatly to see us, as we also lo lieve:
see you: 11 As ye know how we exhorted, and 7 Therefore, brethren, we were comcomforted, and charged every one of forted over you in all our affliction and you, as a father doth his children, distress by your firitb:
12 That ye would walk worthy of God, 8 For now we live, if ye stand fast in who hath called you unto his kingdom the Lord. arid glory.
19 For what thanks can we render to 13 For this cause also thank we God God again for you, for all the joy wierewithout ceasing, because, when ye re- with we joy for your sikes before our ceived the word of God which ye heard God; of is, ye received it not as the word of 10 Vight and day praying exceedingly men, but (as it is in truth) the word of that we might see your face, and might Ged, which etlectually worketh also in pertect that which is lacking in your
faith? 14 For ye, brethren, became followers 1 Now God himself and our Father, of the churches of God which in Judea and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our are in Christ Jesus : fur ye also have suf-way unto you. fered like things of your own country- 12 And the Lord make you to increase men, even as they have of the Jews: and abotind in love one toward another,
15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and and toward all men, even as we do their own prophets, and have persecuted toward you : us; and they please not God, and are 13 To the end he may establish your contrary to all mnen:
hearts unblainable in holiness before 16 Forbidding is to speak to the Gen-God, even our Father, at the coming of tiles that they might be saved, to fill up our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. their sis always : for the wrath is come
CHAP. IV. upon them to the litterinost.
He erhorteth to go on in godlincss. in But we, brethren, being taken from MURTHERMORE then we beseech you for a short time in presence not in you, brethren, and exhort you by heart, endeavoured the more abundantiy the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received to see your fice with great desire. of us how ye ought to walk and to please
18 IVherefore we would have come God, so ye would abound more and more. unto you, even Paul, once and again ;| For ye know what commandments but Satan hindered us.
we gave you by the Lord Jesus. 19 For what is our hope, or joy, or 3 For this is the will of God, even your crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in sanctification, that ye should abstain the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at from fornication : his coming ?
4 That every one of you should know 20 for year 20 For ye are our glory and joy. " how to possess his vessel in sanctification
CHAP. III. Paul's love in sending them T'imothy. 5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, W HEREFORE, when we could no even as the Gentiles which know not
longer foriear, we thought it good God: to be left at Athens alone;
| 6 That no man go heyond and defraud 2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, his brother in any matter : because that and minister of God, and our fellow-la- the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we bourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish also have forewarned you and testified. yon, and to coinfort you concerning your 7 For God hath not called us unto unfaith :
cleanness, but unto holiness. 3 That no man should be moved by 8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth these afflictions: for yourselves know not man, but God who hath also given that we are appointed thereunto. unto us his Holy Spirit.
4 For verily, when we were with you, 9 But as touching brotherly love ye we told you before that we should suffer need not that I write unto you: for ye tribulation; even as it came to pass, and yourselves are taught of God to love one ye know
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Well doing commended. II. THESSALONIANS. Paul glories in Christ brethren which are in all Macedonia: but 8 But let us, who are of the day, be so we beseech you, brethren, that ye in-ber, putting on the breast-piate of faith crease more and moie;
and love ; and for a helmet, the hope of 11 And that ye study to be quiet, and salvation. to do your own business, and to work 9 For God hath not appointed us to with your own hands, as we command-wrath, but no obtain salvation by our Lord ed you.;
Jesus Christ, 12 That ye may walk honestly toward | 10 Who died fo us, that, whether we them that are without, and that ye may wake or sleep, we should live together have lack of nothing.
with him. 13 But I would not have you to be ig- 11 Wherefore, comfort yourselves to norant, brethren, concerning them which gether, and edify one another, even as are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as also ye do. others which have no hope.
| 12 And we beseech you, brethren, to 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and know them which labour among you, and rose again, even so them also which sleep are over you in the Lord, and admonish in Jesus will God bring with him. you;
15 For this we say unto you by the 13 And to esteem them very highly in word of the Lord, that we which are alive love for their work's sake. And be at and remain unto the coming of the Lord peace among yourselves. shall not prevent them which are asleep. 14 Now we exhort you, brethren, war
16 For the Lord himself shall descend them that are unruly, comfort the feeblefrom heaven with a shout, with the voice minded, support the weak, be patient to of the archangel, and with the trump of ward all man. God: and the dead in Christ shall rise 15 See that none render evil for evil first:
Junto any man; but ever follow that which 17 Then we which are alive and remain is good, both among yourselves, and to all shall be cauglit up together with them in men. the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: 16 Rejoice evermore. and so shall we ever be with the Lord. | 17 Pray without ceasing.
18 Wherefore, comfort one another with 18 In every thing give thanks : for this these words.
is the will of God in Christ Jesus con. CHAP. V.
cerning you. Description of Christ's coming. 19 Quench not the Spirit. DUT of the times and the seasons, | 20 Despise not prophesyings. D. brethren, ye have no need that 1.21 Prove all things ; hold fast that which
is good. 2 For yourselves know perfectly, that 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief 23 And the very God of peace sanctify in the night.
you wholly; and I pray God your whole 3 For when they shall say, Peace and spirit, and soul, and body, be preserved safety; then sudden destruction cometh blameless unto the coming of our Lord upon them, as travail upon a woman with Jesus Christ. child; and they shall not escape.
24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who 4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, also will do it. that that day should overtake you as a thief. 25 Brethren, pray for us.
5 Ye are all the children of light, and 26 Greet all the brethren with a holy the children of the day: we are not of the kiss. night, nor of darkness.
| 27 I charge you by the Lord that this 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others ; lepistle be read unto all the holy brethren but let us watch and be sober.
| 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ 7 For they that sleep, sleep in the night; be with you. Amen. and they that be drunken, are drunken The first epistle unto the Thessalo in the night.
Į nians was written from Athens. | The Second Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the THESSALONIANS. CHAP. 1.
for you, brethren, as it is meet, because Paul's comfort against persecution. that your faith groweth exceedingly, and DAUL, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, the charity of every one of you all toward I unto the church of the Thessalonians each other aboundeth ; in God our Father and the Lord Jesus 4 So that we ourselves glory in you in Christ :
the churches of God, for your patience 2 Grace unto you, and peace, from God and faith in all your persecutions and tribour Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. ulations that ye endure : 3 We are bound to thank God alyvays 5 Which is a manifest tokey of the right
write unto you;ves know perfect
CHAP. II, III
Sundry precepta. eous judgment of God, that ye may be of the truth, that they might be saved conted worthy of the kingdom of God, 11 And for this cause God shall send for which ye also suffer :
them strong delusion, that they should 6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with believe a lie: God to recompense tribulation to them 12 That they all might be damned who that trouble you ;
believed not the truth, but had pleasuro 7 And to you, who are troubled, restlin unrighteousness. with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be re- 13 But we are bound to give thanks alvealed from heaven with his mighty ways to God for you, brethren heloved of angels,
the Lord, because God hath from the be8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on ginning chosen you to salvation, through them that know not God, and that obey sanctificaticn of the Spirit, and belief of not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ : (the truth:
9 Who shall be punished with everlast- 14 Whereunto he called you by our gog. Ing desiruction from the presence of the pel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord, and froin the glory of his power; Lord Jesus Christ.
10 When he shall come to be glorified in 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and his srints, and to be adınired in all them hold the traditions which ye have been that believe (because our testiinony aniong taught, whether by word, or our epistle. you was believed; in that day.
116 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, 11 Wherefore also we pray always for and God, even our Father, which hath you, that our God would count you wor- loved us, and hath given us everlasting ihy of this calling, and fulfil all the good consolation and good hope through grace, pleasure of his goodness, and the work 17 Comfort your hearts, and establish of faith with power:
you in every good word and work. 12 That the name of our Lord Jesus
CHAP. III. Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in Paul giveth them divers precepts. bin, according to the grace of our God, TINALLY, brethren, pray for us, that and of the Lord Jesus Christ.
T the word of the Lord may have free I CHAP. II.
course, and be glorified, even as it is with Of steadfastness in the truth. you ; . NOW we beseech you, brethren, by 2 And that we may be delivered from
the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, unreasonable and wicked men: for all and by our gathering together unto him,men have not faith.
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, 3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by establish you, and keep you from evil. word, nor by letter as from us, as that 4 And we have confidence in the Lord the day of Christ is at hand.
touching you, that ye both do and will 3 Let no man deceive you by any do the things which we command you. means: for that day shall not come, ex- 5 And the Lord direct your hearts into cept there cane a filling away first, and the love of God, and into the patient waitthat man of sin be revealed, the son of ing for Christ. perdition; .
16 Now we command you, brethren, in 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that above all that is called God, or that is ye withdraw yourselves from every brothworshipped ; so that he, as God, sittether that walketh disorderly, and not after in the temple of God, shewing hiinself the tradition which he received of us. that he is God.
1 7 For yourselves know how ye ought 5 Remember ye not, that when I was to follow us : for we behaved not our. Set with you, I told you these things ? selves disorderly among you ; 6 And now ye know what withholdeth 8 Neither did we eat any man's bread that he inight be revealed in his time. for nought; but wrought with labour and
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth al-travail night and day, that we might not jeady work : only he who now letteth be chargeable to any of you: will let, unti, he be taken out of the way. 9 Not because we have not power, but
8 And then shall that Wicked be re- to make ourselves an ensainple unto you vealed, whom the Lord shall consume to follow us. with the spirit of his mouth, and shall de- 10 For even when we were with you, stroy with the brightness of his coming: this we commanded you, that if any
9 Even him, whose coming is after the would not work, neither should he eat. working of Satan, with all power, and 11 For we hear that there are some signs, and lying wonders,
which walk among you disorderly, work10 And with all deceivableness of sing not at all, but are busybodies. unrighteousness in them that perish; 12 Now them that are such we com