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CHAP. I.. Salutations and greetings ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abound-Igreatly desired him to come into yori ing in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as with the brethren: but his will was not at ye know that your labour is not in vain all to come at this time; but he will corne in the Lord.
when he shall have convenient time. CHAP. XVI.
13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith Of relieving our brethren. quit you like men, be strong. N OW concerning the collection for the 14 Let all your things be done with
saints, as I have given order to the charity. churches of Galatia, even so do ye. 15 I beseech you, brethren, (ve know
2 Upon the first day of the week let the house of Stephanas, that it is the every one of you lay by himn in store, as first-fruits of Achaia, and that they have God hath prospered hin, that there be addicted themselves to the ministry of no gatherings when I come,
the saints,) 3 And when I come, whomsoever yel 16 That ye submit yourselves unto such, shall approve by your letters, them will and to every one that helpeth with us, I send to bring your liberality unto Jeru- and laboureth. salem.
17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanag, 4 And if it be meet that I go also, they and Fortunatus, and Achaicus: for that shall go with me.
which was lacking on your part, they 5 Now I will come unto you, when I have supplied. shall pass through Macedonia : for I do] 18 For they have refreshed my spirit pass through Macedonia.
and yours: therefore acknowledge ye 6 And it may be that I will abide, yea, them that are such. and winter with you, that ye may bring 19 The churches of Asia salute you me on my journey whithersoever I go. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much
7 For I will not see you now by the in the Lord, with the church that is in way ; but I trust to tarry a while with their house. you, if the Lord permit.
20 All the brethren greet you. Greet 8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pen-ye one another with a holy kiss. tecost.
21 The salutation of me Paul with 9 For a great door and effectual is mine own hand. opened unto me, and there are many 22 If any man love not the Lord adversaries.
Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema, 10 Now if Timotheus come, see that Maran-athn. he may be with you without fear; for 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ he worketh the work of the Lord, as I be with you. also do.
' | 24 My love be with you all in Christ 11 Let no man iherefore despise him : Jesus. Amen. but conduct him forth in peace, that he 1 The first epistle to the Corinthians may come unto me : for I look for him was written from Philippi, by Stewith the brethren.
phanas, and Fortunatus, and Achaj12 As touching our brother Apollos, Il cus, and Timotheus. i The Second Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the CORINTHIANS. CHAP. I.
1 6 And whether we be afflicted, it is Encouragement against treible for your consolation and salvation, which PAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ by is effectial in the enduring of the same 1 the will of God, and Timothy our sufferings which we also suffer: or brother, unto the church of God which is whether we be comforted, it is for your ut Corinth, with all the saints which are consolation and salvation. in all Achaia :
17 And our hope of you is steadfast, 2 Grace be to you and peace from God knowing, that as ye are partakers of the our Father, and from the Lord Jesus sufferings, so shall ye be also ci the Christ.
consolation. 3 Blessed be God, even the Father of 8 For we would not, brethren, have our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of you ignorant of our trouble which came mercies, and the God of all comfort; to us in Asia, that we were pressed out
4 Who comforteth us in all our tribula-1 of measure, above strength, insomuch tion, that we may be able to comfort that we despaired even of life: them wbich are m any trouble by the 9 But we liad the sentence of death comfort wherewith we ourselves are in ourselves, that we should not trust comforted of God.
in ourselves, but in God which raiseth 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound the dead: In us, so our consolation also aboundeth 10 Who delivered us from 80 great by Christ
a death, and doth deliver: in whom
Lorded in this confidence that ye might give in. I forgave it, for your
Og ene ercommunicated. II. CORINTHIANS. Of the laro and gospel we trust that he will vet deliver us:14 For out of much affliction and an
!1 Ye also helping together by prayer guish of heart I wrote unto you with for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us many tears; not that ye should be grieved, by the means of many persons, thanks but that ye might know the love which I be given by many on our behalt. I have more abundantly unto you.
i For our rejoicing is this, the testi- 5 But if any have caused grief, he hath rony of our conscience, that in simplicity not grieved ne, but in part: that I may and godly sincerity, not with tleshly not overcharge you all. wisdom, but by the grace of God, we 6 Sufficient to such a man is this punishhave had our conversation in the world, ment, which was inflicted of many. and more abundantly to you-ward. 17 So that contrariwise, ye ought rather
13 For we write none other things unto to forgive him, and comfort him, lest peryou, than what ye read or acknowledge; haps such a one should be swallowed up and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to with overmuch sorrow. the end;
| 8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye 14 As also ye have acknowledged us would confirm your love toward him. in part, that we are your rejoicing, even 9 For to this end also did I write, that I as ye also are ours in the day of the might know the proof of you, whether ye
be obedient in all thingy. 15 And in this confidence I was minded 10 To whom ye forgive any thing, I for. to come unto you before, that ye might give also : for if I forgave any thing, to have a second benefit ;
whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgato 16 And to pass by you into Macedonia, I it in the person of Christ; and to come again out of Macedonia unto II Lest Satan should get an advantage of you, and of you to be brought on my us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. way toward Judea.
| 12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas 17 When I therefore was thus minded, to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was did I use lightness or the things that I opened unto me of the Lord, ' purpose, do I purpose according to the 13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I flesh, that with me there should be yea, found not Titus my brother : but taking yea, and nay, nay?
my leave of them, I went from thence in 18 'But as God is true, our word toward to Macedonia. you was not yea and nay.
14 Now thanks be unto God, which al 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, ways causeth us to triumph in Christ, and who was preached among you by us, maketh manifest the savour of his know. even by me, and Silyanus, and Timo-ledge by us in every place. theus, was not yea and nay, but in him 15 For we are unto God a sweet savour was yea.
of Christ, in them that are saved, and in 20 For all the promises of God in him them that perish: are yea, and in him Amen, unto the 16 To the one we are the savour of death glory of God by us.
Junto death ; and to the other the savou 21 Now he which establisheth us with of life unto life. And who is sufficient you in Christ, and hath anointed us, for these things? is God;
17 For we are not as many, which cor 22 Who hath also sealed us, and given rupt the word of God. but as of sincerity, the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. but as of God, in the sight of God speak
23 Moreover, I call God for a record we in Christ. upon my soul, that to spare you I carne
CHAP. Ul. not as yet unto Corinth.
Of ministers of the law and gospel. 24 Not for that we have dominion over Do we begin again to commend our your faith, but are helpers of your joy :D selves? or need we, as some others, for by faith ye stand.“
epistles of commendation to you, or let. CHAP. II.
ters of commendation from you? Paul's preaching and success. | 2 Yeare our epistle written in our hearts, RUT I determined this with myself, known and read of all men : D that I would not come again to you 3 Forasmuch as yc are manifestly de. in heaviness. .
clared to be the epistle of Christ ministered 2 For if I make you sorry, who is he by us, written not with ink, but with the then that maketh me glad, but the same Spirit of the living God ; not in tables of which is made sorry by me?
stone, but in fleshly tables of the heart. 3 And I wrote this same unto you, lest, 4 And such trust have we through Christ when I came, I should have sorrow to God-warı : from then of whom I ought to rejoice; 5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves having confidence in you all, that my to think any thing as of ourselves ; but boy is the joy of you all,
Tour sufficiency is of God;
Afflictions for the faith. CHAP. IV, V.
Of immortal glory. 6 Who also hath made us able ministers! 6 For God, who commanded the light to of the new testament; not of the letter, shine out of darkness, hath shined in our but of the spirit: for the letier killeth, but hearts, to give the light of the knowledge the spirit giveth life.
of the glory of God in the face of Jesus 7 But if the ininistration of death, writ- Christ. ten and engraven in stones, was glorious,! 7 But we have this treasure in earthen so that the children of Israel could not vessels, that the excellency of the power steadfastly behold the face of Moses for may be of God, and not of us. the glory of his countenance; which glory 8 We are troubled on every side, yet was to be done away:
not distressed; we are perplexed, but not 8 low shall not the ministration of the in despair; Spirit be rather glorious ?
- 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast 9 For it the ministration of condemnation down, but not destroyed; be glory, much more doth the ministration 10 Always bearing about in the body of righteousness exceed in glory.
the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life 10 For even that which was made glo- also of Jesus night be made manifest in rious had no glory in this respect, by rea- our body. son of the glory that excelleth.
| 11 For we which live are always de11 For if that which is done away was livered unto death for Jesus' sake, that glorious, much more that which remain- the life also of Jesus might be made eth is glorious.
manifest in our mortal flesh. 12 Seeing then that we have such hope, 12 So then death worketh in us, but life we use great plainness of speech : in you.
13 And not as Moses, which put a vail 13 We having the same spirit of faith, cver his face, that the children of Israel according as it is written, I believed, and could not steadfastly look to the end of therefore have I spoken; we also bethat which is abolished:
llieve, and therefore speak; 14 But their minds were blinded : for 14 Knowing, that he which raised up until this day remaineth the same vail un- The Lord Jesus, shall raise up us also by taken away in the reading of the old testa- Jesus, and shall present us with you. ment; which vail is done away in Christ. 15 For all things are for your sakes,
15 But even unto this day, when Moses that the abundant grace migiit through is read, the vail is upon their heart. the thanksgiving of many redound to the
16 Nevertheless, when it shall turn to glory of God. the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. I 16 for which cause we faint not; but
17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and though our outward jnan perish, yet the where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is inward man is renewed day by day. liberty.
| 17 For our light atlliction, which is but 18 But we all, with open face behold for a moment, worketh for us a far more ing as in a glass the glory of the Lord, exceeding and eternal weight of glory; are changed into the same image from 18 While we look not at the things glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of which are seen, but at the things which the Lord..
are not seen : for the things which are CHAP. IV.
seen are temporal; but the things which Paul's.comfort in distress. are not seen are eternal. THEREFORE, seeing we have this
CHAP. V. 1 ministry, cod we have received mer- Paul's hope of eternal glory. cy, we faint not;
TOR we know that if our earthiy house 2 But have renounced the hidden l of this tabernacle were dissolved things of dishonesty ; not walking in we have a building of God, a house nok Craftiness, for handling the word of made with hands, eternal in the heavens, God deceitfully ; but, by manifestation 2 For in this we, groan, earnestly desi of the truth, coimmending ourselves to ring to be clothed upon with our house every man's conscience in the sight of which is from heaven: God.
3 If so be that being clothed we shall 3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to not be found naked. themi that are lost :
| 4 For we that are in this tabernacle do 4 In whom the god of this world hath groan, being burdened: not for that we blinded the minds of them which believe would be unclothed, but clothed upon, not, lest the light of the glorious gospel that inortality might be swallowed up of of Christ, who is the image of God, should life. shine unto them.
| 5 Now, he that hath wrought us for the 5 For we preach not ourselves, but self-same thing is God, who also hath Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. your servants for Jesus' sake.
16 Therefore we are always contident, Paul's faithfulness. II. CORINTHIANS. Exhortation to purity knowing that, whilst we are at home in have I succoured thee : behold, now i the body, we are absent from the Lord : the accepted time; behold, now is the day 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight :) of salvation.) 8 We are confident, I say, and willing 3 Giving no offence in any thing, that rather to be absent from the body, and to the ministry be not blamed: be present with the Lord.
| 4 But in all things approving ourselves 9 'Wherefore we labour, that, whether asthe ministers of God, in much patience, present or absent, we may be accepted in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, of him.
5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tunults, 10 For we must all appear before the in labours, in watchings, in fastings; judgment-seat of Christ ; that every one 6 By pureness, by knowledge, by long may receive the things done in his body, suffering, by kindness, b
hy kindness. by the Holy Ghost according to that he hath done, whether by love unfeigned, it be good or bad.
17 By the word of truth, by the power of al Knowing therefore the terror of the God, by the armour of righteousness on Lord, we persuade men ; but we are the right hand and on the left, made manifest unto God; and I trust 8 By honour and dishonour, by evil realso are made manifest in your con- port and good report ; as deceivers, and sciences,
yet true; 12 For we commend not ourselves again 9 As unknown, and yet well known; unto you, but give you occasion to glory as dying, and behold, we live; as chase on our behalf, that ye may have some-tened, and not killed ; what to answer them which glory in ap- 10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing, pearance, and not in heart.
as poor, yet making many rich; as having 13 For whether we be beside ourselves, nothing, and yet possessing all things. it is to God : or whether we be sober, it| 11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open is for your cause.
Junto you, our heart is enlarged. 14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; 12 Ye are not straitened in us, but yo because we thus judge, that if one died are straitened in your own bowels. for all, then were all dead:
13 Now for a recompense in the same 15 And that he died for all, that they (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also which live should not henceforth live un- enlarged. to themselves, but unto him which died 14 Be ye not unequally yoked together for them, and rose again.
Twith unbelievers : for what fellowship 16 Wherefore henceforth know we no hath righteousness with unrighteousness? man after the flesh: yea, though we have and what communion hath light with known Christ after the flesh, yet now darkness ? henceforth know we him no more.
15 And what concord hath Christ with 17 Therefore, if any man be in Christ, Belial? or what part hath he that believeth he is a new creature : old things are pas- with an infidel? sed away; vehold, all things are become 16 And what agreement hath the temnew.
ple of God with idols? for ye are the 18 And all things are of God, who hath temple of the living God; as God bath
o himself by Jesus Christ, said, I will dwell in them, and walk in and hath given to us the ministry of re-them; and I will be their God, and they conciliation;
shall be my people. 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, re- 17 Wherefore come out from among conciling the world unto himself, not im- them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, puting their trespasses unto them; and and touch not the unclean thing; and I liath committed unto us the word of re- will receive you; conciliation.
| 18 And will be a Father unto you, and 20 Now then we are ambassadors for ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith Christ, as though God did beseech you by the Lord Almighty. 119: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye
CHAP. VII. reconciled to God.
Echortations to purity. 21 For he hath made him to be sin for LTAVING therefore these promises, us, who knew no sin ; that we might be 11 dearly beloved, let us cleanse our made the righteousness of God in him. selves from all filthiness of the flesh and CHAP. VI..
spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God Paul's faithfulness in the ministry. 2 Receive us; we have wronged ne WWE then, as workers together with man, we have corrupted no man, we
V him, beseech you also that ye receive have defrauded no man. not the grace of God in vain.
13 I speak not this to condemn you : for 2 For he saith, I have heard thee in a I have said before, that ye are in OW time accepted, and in the day of salvation i hearts to die and live with you.
The liberality of
the Macedonian . 4 Great is my boldness of speech to-1 2 How that in a great trial of affliction ward you, great is my glorying of you: the abundance of their joy, and their I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding deep poverty, abounded unto the riches joyful in all our tribulation.
of their liberality. 5 For, when we were come into Mace- 3 For to their power I bear record, donia, our flesh had no rest, but we were yea, and beyond their power, they were troubled on every side; without were willing of themselves; fightings, within were fears.
14 Praying us with much entreaty, that 6 Nevertheless God, that comforteth we would receive the gift, and take those that are cast down, comforted us by upon us the fellowship of the ministerthe coming of Titus ;
iny to the saints. - 7 And not by his coming only, but by 5 And this they did, not as we hoped, the consolation wherewith he was com- but first gave their own selves to the forted in you, when he told us your Lord, and unto us by the will of God: barnest desire, your mourning, your 6 Insomtich that we desired Titus, that fervenit mind toward me; so that I re- as he had begun, so he would also finish joiced the more.
in you the same grace also. 8 For though I made you sorry with a 7 Therefore, as ye abound in every letter, I do not repent, though I did thing, in faith, and utterance, and repent: for I perceive that the same knowledge, and in all diligence, and in epistle hath made you sorry, though it your love to us, see that ye abound in were but for a season.
this grace also. 9 Now I rejoice, not that ye werej 8 I speak not by commandment, but made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to by occasion of the forwardness of others, repentance: for ye were made sorry and to prove the sincerity of your love. after a godly manner, that ye might re- 9 For ye know the grace of our Lord ceive damage by us in nothing.
Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, 10 For godly sorrow worketh repent- yet for your sakes he became poor, that ance to salvation not to be repented of: ye through his poverty might be rich. but the sorrow of the world worketh 10 And herein I give my advice: for death.
this is expedient for you, who have be. 11 For behold this self-same thing, that gun before, not only to do, but also to be ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what forward a year ago. carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what 11 Now therefore perform the doing dearing of yourselves, yea, what indigna- of it ; that as there was a readiness to tion, yea, what fear, yea, what vehe-will, so there may be a performance also ment desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what out of that which ye have.
revenge! In all things ye have approved 12 For if there be first a willing mind, * yourselves to be clear in this matter. lit is accepted according to that a man
12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto hath, and not according to that he hath yo'l, I did it not for his cause that had not. done the wrong, nor for his cause that suf 13 For I mean not that other men be fered wrong, but that our care for you in eased, and you burdened : the sight of God might appear unto you. 14 But by, an equality, that now at
13 Therefore we were comforted in this time your abundance may be a supply your comfort : yea, and exceedingly the for their want, that their abundance also inore joyed we for the joy of Titus, be- may be a supply for your want : that cause his spirit was refreshed by you all. there may be equality :
14 For if I have boasted any thing to 15 As it is written, Hle that had gathered him of you, I ain not ashamed; but as much had nothing over ; and he that had we sprake all things to you in truth, even gathered little had no lack. Do our boasting, which I made before 16 But thanks be to God, which put the Titus, is found a truth.
saine earnest care into the heart of Titus 15 And his inward affection is more for you. abundant toward you, whilst he remem- 17 For indeed he accepted the exhortabereth the obedience of you all, how tion; but being more forward, of his own with fear and trenabling ye received accord he went unto you. him.
18 And we have sent with him the 16 ( rejoice therefore that I have confi- brother, whose praise is m the gospel dence in you in all things. - C1 AP. VII.
19 And not that only, but who was Paul erhortech to liberality. alsu chosen of the churches to travel with M OREOVER, brethren, we do you to us with this grice, which is adıninistered
11 wit of the grace of God bestowed on by us to the glory of the same Enril, uud the churches of Macedonia ;
Ideclaration of your ready mind:
- brother, wall the church but who with