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last your care of me hath flourished 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 ain, therewith to be content.
12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: and every where and in all things I am instructed, both to be full and to be hungry, botlr to abound and to suffer need.
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth nie.
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, well-pleasing to God.
i9 But my God shall supply all your need, according to his riches in glory, by Christ Jesus.
20' Now unth 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 jou, cliiefly tliey that are of Cesat's houshold.
23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. It was written to the Pbilippians from Nome by Epaphro
The First Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to the
. .CHAP. IV. 1 He exhorteth to go on in godliness, 6 to holiness, 9 to
lore, 11 to quietness, 13 to moderate sorrow for the dead.
17 Of the resurrection, and of the last judgment. W E beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord
Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication.
4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: - 6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in uny matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. . . 8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his Holy Spirit.
.9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write anto you : for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia ; but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;
, 11. And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands as we comm. manded you ;
12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are with. put, and that ye may have lack of nothing. 13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, K k 3
concerning concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the corning of the Lord, shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first :
17 Then we which are alive and remain, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air : and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words. .
CHAP. V. . 1 He proceedeth in the description of Christ's second coming
to judgment, 16 and giveth divers precepts, 23 and so
concludeth. BUT of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no
need that I write unto you. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord s0 cometh as a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6 Therefore let us not sleep as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
7 For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that be drunken, are drunken in the night.
8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.
10 Who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feeble minded, support the weak, bet patient toward all men.
15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves and to all men.
16 Rejoice evermore.
18 In every thing give thanks : for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
19 Quench not the spirit.
23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.
28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. The first epistle unto the Thessalonians was written from
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CHAP. I. i Timothy is put in mind of the charge which was given
unto him by Paul. 5 The end of the law. 11 Pauľs
calling to be an apostle. PAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of - God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;
a Unto Timothy my own son in the faith : grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father, and Jesus Christ our Lord.
3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which ministèr questions rather than godly edifying, which is in faith : so do.
5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: . 6 From which some, having swerved, have turned aside unto vain jangling;
7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lave fully ;
9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers..
10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for men stealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine ;
11 According to the glorious gospel of ihe blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
19 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled · me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ninistry;