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EPHESIANS. Duties of children, se made manifest by the light: for whatso-1 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not you ever doth inake manifest is light. Ichildren to wrath : but bring them up in

14 Wherefore le suth, Awake, thou the nurture and admonition of the Lord. that sleepest, and arise from the dead, 5 Servants, be obedient to them that and Christ shall give thee light.

are your masters according to the flesh, 15 See then that ye wijk circumspectly, with fear and trembling, in singleness of not as fixols, but as vise,

your heart, as unto Christ; 16 Redeeming the time, because the o Noi with eye-service, as men-pleasers, days are evil.

but as the servants of Clarist, doing the 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, bituin- will of God from the heart; derstanding what the will of the Lord is. 7 With good will doing service, as to

18 And be not drunk with wine, where the Lord, and not to men : in is excess; vut be willed with the spirit; 8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing

19 Spenking to yourselves in psalms, arıy man doeth, the same shail he receive and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing of the Lord, whether he be bond of and making melody in your heart to the free. Lord,

| 9 And, ye masters, do the same things 20 Giving thanks alivays for all things into them, forbearing threatening: know. unto God and the Father, in the name ing that your Master also is in heaven; of our Lord Jesus Christ;

neither is there respect of persons with 21 Submitting yourselves one to anoiher him. in the fear of God.

Ili Finally, my brethren, be strong in 22 Wives, subinit yourselves unto your the Lord, and in the power of his might. own hustruids, ils into the Lord.

Put on the whole armour of God, 23 For the husband is the head of the that ye may be able to stand against the wife, even as Christ is the head of the wiles of the devil. church: und he is the Saviour of the body. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and

21 Therefore is the church is subject Wood, but against principalities, against unto Christ, so let the wives be to their powers, against the rulers of the darkness own hushands in every thing.

of this world, against spiritual wickedness 25 liuslands, love your wives, even as in high places. Christ also loved the church, and gave 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole himself for it,

armour of God, that ye may be able to 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it withstand in the evil day, and having with the washing of water by the word, done all, to stand.

27 That he night present it to himself a 14 Stand therefore, having your loin glorious church, not having spot or wrin- girt about with truth, a!id having on the kle, or any such thing; but that it should breast-pfate of righteousness; . Le holy and without bleinish.

15 And your feel shod with the prepar28 So ought men to love their wives, as ation of the gospel of peace; their own bodies. lle that loveth his 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wife loveth himself.

wherewith ye shall be able to quench all 29 for no mum ever yet hated his own the fiery darts of the wicked. flesh ; but nourishetl and cherisheth it, 17 And take the helmet of salvation, even as the Lord the church :

and the sword of the Spirit, which is the 30 For we are members of his body, of word of God: his flesh, and of his bones.

| 18 l'raying always with all prayer and 31 For this cause shall a man leave his supplication in the Spirit, and watching father and mother, and shall be joined thereunto with all perseverance and sup m:to his wife, und they two shall be one plication for all saints; flesh.

| 19 And for me, that utterance may be 32 This is a great mystery : but I speak given izito me, that I may open my concerning Christ and the church. mouth boldly, to inake known the mye

33 Neverthriess, let overy one of you in tery of the gospel, particular so love lis wife even as him- 21 For which I am an ambassador it all: and the wiie see that she reverence bonds: that therein I may speak boldly Bur husband.

as I ought to speak. | CH AP. VÌ.

21 But that ye also may know my affair Several duties recommended. land how I do, 'T'ychicus, a beloved broth OTHILDREN, obey your parents in the er and faithful minister in the Lord, sha Lord: for this is rigtit.

make known to you all things : 2 Ponour thy father and inother, (wlici 22 Whom I have sent unto you for the is the tirst commandment with promise, same purpose, that ye might know out

3 That it may be well with thee, andailirs, and that he might comfort you Hiinayest live load on the earth. lieans.

Paul's prayer for them. CHAP. I, II.

His rendiness to suffer. 23 Peace be to the brethren, and love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. with faith from God the Father and the Amen. Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Written from Rome unto the Ephe. 24 (race be with all them that love siaus, hy '?'ychicus. 1 The Epistie of PAUL, the Apostle, to the PHILIPPIANS. CHAP. I.

I 19 For I know thal this shall turn to my Parl's prayer to God for them. salvation through your priver, and the PAUL and Timothens, the servants of supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, I Jesus Christ, to all the suinis in Christ! 2:) According to my earnest expectation, Jesus which are at Philippi, with the and my hope, that in isothing i shall be bishops and deacous:

ashamed, but that with all boldness, as 2 Grace be unto you, and peace, from always, 80 now also, Christ shall be nagGod our Father, and from the Lord Jesus nified in ny bonly, whether it be by life, Christ.

for hy seth. 3 I timnk my God upon every remem- 21 For to me to live is Christ, and to brance of you,

die is gain. 4 Always in every priver of mine for 2 But if I live in the flesh, this is the you all inaking request with joy,

fruit of my labour : yet what I shall 5 For your fellowship in the gospel from clouse I wot not. the first day until now;

1 23 for 1 yn in a strait betwixt two, 6 Being confident of this very, thing, having a desire to depart, and to be with tiat he which hath begun a good work Christ; which is far i etter: in you, will perform it until the day of 2i Vevertheless, id abide in the flesh is Jesus Christ :

more needful for you. 7 Even as it is meet for me to think this 25. And having this confidence I know of you all, because I have you in my that I shall abide and continue ith you heart; initsinuch as both in my bonds, all for your further gre and joy of faith; and in the defence and confirmation of the 21 Thut your rejoicing may be more gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my

8 For God is my record, how greatly coming to you again. long after you all in the bowels of Jesus 27 Only let your conversation be as it Christ.

becometh the gospel of Christ : that 9 And this I pray, that your love may whether I come and see you, or else be abound yet more and more in knowledge absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye and in all judgment;

stand first in one spirit, with one mind 10 That ye may approve things that are striving together for the faith of tho excellent; that ye may be sincere and gospel; without offence till the day of Christ; 23 And in nothing terrified by your ad

11 Being filled with the fruits of right-versaries: which is to them an evident eousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto token of perdition, but to you of salvation, the glory and praise of God.

and that of God. 12 But I would ye should understand, 29 for unto you it is given in the behalf brethren, that the things which happened of Christ, not only to believe on him, but unto me have fallen out rather unto the also to suffer for his sake; furtherance of the gospei;

| 30 Having the same conflict which ye 13 So that iny bonds in Christ are mani saw in me, and now hear to be in me fest in all the palace, and in all other

CHAP. II. places ;

Erhortation to humility. 14 And many of the brethren in the TF there be therefore any consolation in Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, Christ, if any comfort of love, if any are much more bold to speak the word fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels without fear.

and mercies, 15 Some indeed preach Christ even 2 Piulfil ye my joy, that ye be like-mindof envy and strife, and some also of ed, having the same love, being of one good will.

accord, of one mind. 16 The one preach Christ of contention,! 3 Let nothing be done through strife c: not sincerely, supposing to add affliction vain glory; but in lowliness of mind let to my bonds :

each esteem other better than them17. But the other of love, knowing that selves. I air set for the defence of the gospel. 4 Look not every man on his own

18 What then ? notwithstanding, every things, but every inan also on the things way, whether in pretence or in truth, of others. Christ is preached ; and I therein do re- 5 Let this mind be in you, w job was joico, yea, and will rejoice.

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Timotheus commended. PHILIPPIANS. All things loss for Christ

6 Who, being in the form of God, 26 For he longed after you all, and was thought it not robbery to be equal with full of heaviness, because that ye had God:

beard that he had been sick. 7 Bat made himself of no reputation, 27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto and took upon him the form of a servant, death: but God had mercy on hiin; and and was made in the likeness of men : not on him only, but on me also, lest I

8 And being found in fashion as a man, should have sorrow upon sorrow. he humbled himself, and became obedi- 23 I sent him therefore the more careent unto death, even the death of the fully, that, when ye see him again, ye cross.

may rejoice, and that I may be the less 9 Wherefore God also hath highly ex- sorrowful. alted him, and given him a name which 29 Receive him therefore in the Lord is above every name:

with all gladness; and hold such in That at the name of Jesus every knee reputation should bow, of things in heaven, and 30 Because for the work of Christ he things in earth, and things under the was nigh unto death, not regarding his earth :

life, to supply your lack of service to 11 And that every tongue should con-ward me. fees that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory

CHAP. III. of God the Father.

To avoid false teachers. 12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have TINALLY, my brethren, rejoice in always obeyed, not as in my presence T the Lord. To write the same things only, but now much more in my absence, to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but work out your own salvation with fear for you it is safe. and trembling

2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil-work13 For it is God which worketh in you ers, beware of the concision. both to will and to do of his good 3 For we are the circumcision, which pleasure.

worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in * 14 Do all things without murmurings Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in and disputings :

the flesh. 15 That ye may be blameless and 4 Though I might also have confidence harmless, the sons of God, without re- in the flesh. If any other man thinketh buke, in the midst of a crooked and per- that he hath whereof he might trust in verse nation, among whom ye shine as the fiesh, I more: lights in the world ;

| 5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the 16 Holding forth the word of life; that I stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I a Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching have not run in vain, neither laboured in the law, a Pharisee; vain.

16 Concering zeal, persecuting the 17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the church ; touching the righteousness which sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, is in the law, blameless. und rejoice with you all.

1 7 But what things were gain to me, 18 For the same cause also do ye joy, those I counted loss for Christ. and rejoice with me.

18 Yea doubtless, and I count all things 19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send but loss for the excellency of the know. Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also ledge of Christ Jesus my Lord : for inay be of good comfort, when I know whom I have suffered the loss of all your state.

things, and do count them but dung, 20 For I have no man like-minded, who that I may win Christ,

care for your state. I 9 And be found in him, not having 21 For all seek their own, not the mine own righteousness, which is of the things which are Jesus Christ's.

law, but that which is through the faith » But ye know the proof of him, that of Christ, the righteousness which is of as a son with the father, he hath served God by faith :

| 10 That I may know him, and the 23 Him therefore I hope to send pres-power of his resurrection, and the sel ently, so soon as I shall see how it will lowship of his sufferings, being made go with me.

24 But I trust in the Lord that I also 11 If by any means I might attain myself shall come shortly.

unto the resurrection of the dead. 25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to 12 Not as though I had already attain you Epaphroditus, my brother, and com-ed, either were already perfect : but I manion in labour, and follow-soldier, but follow after, if that I may apprehend mour messenger, and he that ministered that for which also I am apprehendod of ny wants.

Christ Jesus.

as a sone in the gospe hope to send prin lowship be unto his death might attai

General ethortations.

CHAP. I.

Dependence on Christ. 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things apprehended: but this one thing I do, are true, whatsoever things are honest, forgetting those things which are behind, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever and reaching forth unto those things things are pure, whatsoever things are which are before,

lovely, whatsoever things are of good re14 I press toward the mark for the prize port; if there be any virtue, and if there of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. I be any praise, think on these things.

15 Let us therefore, as many as be 9 Those things which ye have both perfect, be thus minded : and if in any learned, and received, and heard, and thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall seen in me, do: and the God of peace reveal even this unto you.

shall be with you. 16 Nevertheless, whereto we have al- 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, ready attained, let us walk by the same that now at the last your care of me rile, let us mind the same thing.

hath flourished again ; wherein ye were 17 Brethren, be followers together of also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. me, and mark them which walk so as ll Not that I speak in respect of want : ye have us for an ensample.

| for I have learned, in whatsoever state 1 18 (For many walk, of whom I have am, therewith to be content.

n, and now tell you even 12 I know both how to be abased, and weeping, that they are the enemies of I know how to abound: every where the cross of Christ :

land in all things I am instructed both 19 Whose end is destruction, whose to be full and to be hungry, both to God is their belly, and whose glory is in abound and to suffer need. their shame, who mind earthly things.) 13 I can do all things through Christ

20 For our conversation is in heaven ; which strengtheneth me. from whence also we look for the Sa- 14 Notwithstanding, ye have well viour, the Lord Jesus Christ :

done that ye did communicate with my 21 Who shall change our vile body, affliction. that it may be fashioned like unto his 15 Now ye Philippians, know also, that glorious body, according to the working in the beginning of the gospel, when I whereby he is able even to subdue all departed from Macedonia, no church things unto himself.

communicated with me as concerning CHAP. IV.

giving and receiving, but ye only. General er hortations.

16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent THEREFORE, my brethren dearly once and again unto my necessity.

1 beloved and longed for, my joy and 17 Not because I desire a gift : but I crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my desire fruit that may abound to your ac dearly beloved.

count. 2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech 18 But I have all, and abound: I am Syntyche, that they be of the same full, having received of Epaphroditus the mind in the Lord.

things which were sent from you, an 3 And I entreat thee also, true yoke- odour of a sweet sinell, a sacrifice acceptfellow, help those women which labour-able, well-pleasing to God. ed with me in the gospel, with Clement 19 But my God shall supply all your also, and with other my fellow-labourers, need according to his riches in glory by whose names are in the book of life. Christ Jesus.

4 Rejoice in the Lord always : and 20 Now unto God and our Father be again I say, Rejoice.

glory for ever and ever. Amen. 5 Let your moderation be known unto 21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. all men. The Lord is at hand.

The brethren which are with me greet 6 Be careful for nothing ; but in every you. thing by prayer and supplication with | 22 All the saints salute you, chiefly thanksgiving let your requests be made they that are of Cesar's household. known unto God.

23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ 7 And the peace of God, which pass- be with you all. Amen. eth all understanding, shall keep your f It was written to the Philippians hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. from Rome, by Epaphroditus. 1 The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the COLOSSIANS. CHAP. I.

Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be Paul describeth the true Christ. unto you, and peace, from God our FaDAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ, bylther and the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 the will of God, and Timotheus our 3 We give thanks to God, and the Fabrcher,

ther of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying 2 To the saints and faithful brethren in always for you,

lunto you, and pd Jesus Chrisind the Fa

The true Christ described. COLOSSIANS. Exhortation to constancy

4 Since we heard of your faith in death, to present you holy, and unblamChrist Jesus, and of the love which yeable, ad unreprovable, in his sight: hace to all the saints,

23 If ye continue in the faith ground5 for the hope which is laid up for yruled and settled, and be not moved away in heaven, whereof ye heard before in from the hope of the gospel, which ye the word of the truth of the gospel: have lieard, and which was preached to

6 Which is come unto you, is it is in every creature which is under heaven; all the world ; and bringeth forth fruit, whereof i Paul am made a minister; as it doth also in you, since the day ye 24 Who no V rejoice in my sufferings heard of u, and knew the grace of God for you, and till up that which is behind in truth:

Tof the attictions of Christ in my flesh for 7 As ve also learned of Epapbras our his body's sake, which is the church: dear fellow--ervant, who is for you a 25 Whereof I am made a minister, acfaithful minister of Christ ;

cording to the dispensation of God which 8 Wh also declared unto us your love is given to me for you, to fulfil the word in the Spirit.

of God; 9 For this cause we also, since the dav 26 Eren the mystery which hath been we heard it, do not cease to pray for hid from ages, and from generations, but yoll, and to desire that ye might be filled now is maile iunifest to his saints: with the knowledge of his will in all 27 To whom God would make known wisdom and spiritual ouderstanding; what is the riches of the glory of this

10 That ye malit walk worthy of the mystery among the Gentiles; which is Lord into all pleasing, being fruitful in Christ in you, the hope of glory : every good work, and increasing in the Whom we preach, warning every knowledge of God;

i man, and teaching every man in all Il Strengthened with all might, accord-wisdom; that we may present every ing to his glorious power, unti all pit- man perfect in Christ Jesus : tience and long-suflermg with joyful . Wiere:mto I also labour, striving ness;

Jaccording to his working, which worketh 12 Giving thanks into the Father, in me mightily. which hath made us meet to be parta

CHAP. II. kers of the inlieritance of the saints in Exhortation to constancy. light:

NOR I would that ye knew what great 13 Who hath delivered us from the T' conflict I have for you, and for them power of darkness, and bath translated at Laodicea, and for as many as have us into the kingdom of bis der Son: not seen my face in the flesh;

14 In whom we have redemption 2 That their hearts might be comforted, through his blood, eren the forgiveness being knit together in love, and unto all of sins:

riches of the tuit assurance of understand15 Who is the image of the invisible ing, to the acknowledgment of the God, the first-born of every creature: mystery of God, and of the Father, and

16 For by him were all things created, of Christ; that are in heaven, and that are in earth, 3 In whom are hid all the treasures of visible and invisible, whether they bel wisdom and knowledge. thrones, or dominions, or principalities, 4 And this I say, lest any man should or powers: all things were created by beguile you with enticing words. him, and for him :

5 For though I be absent in the flesh, 17 And he is before all things, and bylyet am I with you in the spirit, joying him all things consist,

and beholding your order, and the stead18 And he is the head of the body, the tastness of your faith in Christ. church: who is the beginning, the tirst 6 As ye have therefore received Christ born from the dead; that in all things Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: he miglit have the pre-eminence. | 7 Rooted and built up in him, and

19 For it plerised the Father that in stablished in the faith, as ye have been nim should all fulness dwell;

taught, abounding therein with thanks20 And, having made peace through giving the blood of his cross, by him to recon-! 8 Reware lest any man spoil you through cile all things unto himself; by him, I philosophy and vain deceit, after the trasay, whether they be things in earth, or dition of men, after the rudiments of the things in heaven.

world, and not after Christ. 21 And you, that were sometime 9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of alienated and enemies in your mind by the Godhead bodily. wicked works, yet now hath he recon. 10 And ye are complete in him, which ciled,

is the head of all principality and power: 22 In the body of his flesh through| 11 In whom also vė are circumcised

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