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Paul's thankfulness:

CHAP. I, II.

He exhorts to walk worthily.

fairs, and that he might comfortyour hearts.l., 24 Grace he with all them that love our 23 Peace be to the brethren, and love Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

with faith from God the Father and the
Lord Jesus Christ.

T Written from Rome unto the Ephesians, by Tychicus.

* The Epistle of PAUL,the Apostle, to the
PHILIPPIANS.

CHAP. I.
AUL and Timotheus, the servants of
Jesus Christ, to all the saints in
Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with
the bishops and deacons:
2 Grace be unto you, and peace, from
3. our Father, o the Lord Jesus
hrist.
3 I thank my God upon every remem-
brance of you,
4 Always in every prayer of mine for
you all making request with j #
5 For your fellowship in the gospel
from the first day until now ;
6 Bein §. of this very thing,
that he which hath begun a good work in

you, will perform it until the day of Jesus

Christ : -
7 Even as it is meet for me to think this
of you all, because I have you in my heart;
inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the
defence and confirmation of the gospel,
ye all are partakers of my grace.
8 For God is my record, how greatly I
§ after you all in the bowels of Jesus
hrist.
9 And this I pray, that your love may
abound yet more and more in knowledge
and in all judgment;
10 That ye may approve things that are
excellent; that ye may be sincere and
without offence till the day of Christ;
11 Being filled with the fruits of right-
eousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto
the glory and praise of God.
12 But I would ye should understand,
brethren, that the things which happened
unto me have fallen out rather unto the
furtherance of the gospel;
13. So that my bonds in Christ are mani.
fest in all the palace, and in all other
places;
14 And many of the brethren in the
Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are
much more bold to speak the word with-
out fear.
15 Some indeed preach Christ even of
envy and strife; and some also of good will.
16. The one preach Christ of contention,
not sincerely, supposing to add affliction
to rmy bonds:
17 But the other of love, knowing that
I am set for the defence of the gospel.
18 What then? notwithstanding, every
Way, whether in pretence or in truth,

|Christ is preached; and 1 therein do re-
joice, yea, and will rejoice.
19 For I know that this shall turn to my
salvation through your prayer, and the
supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
20 According to my earnest expecta-
tion, and my hope, that in nothing I shall
be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as
always, so now also, Christ shall be mag-
nified in my body, whether it be by life,
or by death.
21 For to me to live is Christ, and to
die is gain.
22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the
fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose
I wot not.
23 For I am in a strait betwixt two,
having a desire to depart, and to be with
Christ; which is far better:
24 Nevertheless, to abide in the flesh is
more needful for you.
25. And having this confidence, I know
that I shall abide and continue with you
all for your furtherance and joy of faith;
26 That your rejoicing may be more
abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my
coming to you again.
27 Only let your conversation be as it
becometh the gospel of Christ :- that whe-
ther I come and see you, or else be absent
I may hear of your affairs, that ye stan
fast in one spirit, with one mind striving
together for the faith of the gospel;
28 And in nothing terrified by your ad-
versaries : which is to them an evident
token of perdition, but to you of salvation,
and that of God.
29 For unto you it is given in the behalf
of Christ, not only to believe on him, but
also to suffer for his sake;
30 Having the same conflict which ye
saw in me, and now hear to be in me.
CHAP. II.
IF there be therefore any consolation in
Christ, if any comfort of love, if any
fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and
mercies,
2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be like-
minded, having the same love, being of
one accord, of one mind.
3 Let nothing be done through strife or
vain glory ; but in lowliness of mind let
each esteem other better than themselves
4 Look not every man on his own things,
but every man al;§ the things of others.

Timotheus commended.

8 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, * it not robbery to be equal with 001 : 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess

that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of

God the Father. 12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. 14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world: 16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. 17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. 18 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me. 19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state. 20 For I have no man like-minded, who will naturally care for your state. 21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's. 22 But ye know the proof of him, that as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel. 23 Him therefore I hope to send preser:'y, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me. 24 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly. 25 Yet I supposed it necessa to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellow-soldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants. 26 For he longed after you all, and was

to send

PHILIPPIANS. Warning against file teachers.

full of heaviness, because that ye had ho that he had been sick. 27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I 'should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful. 29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation. 30 Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service to

ward me. CHAP. III. INALLY, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. 2 Beware of dogs, beware of evilworkers, beware of the concision. 3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. 4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the

flesh, I more: 5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Boo. a Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; 6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. 7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord : for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, 9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law. but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. 12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those unoich are behind, and

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Paul exhorts to

reaching forth unto those things which are
fore
14 i press toward the mark for the
5. of the high calling of God in Christ
esus.
15 Let us therefore, as many as be per-
fect, be thus minded: and if in anythin
ye be otherwise minded, God shall revea
even this unto you.
16 Nevertheless, whereto we have al-
ready attained, let us walk by the same
rule, let us mind the same thing.

17 Brethren, be followers together of

me, and mark them which walk so as ye
have us for an ensample.
18 (For many walk, of whom I have
told you often, and now tell you even
.# that they are the enemies of the
cross of hist:
19 Whose end is destruction, whose
God is their belly, and whose glory is in
their shame, who mind earthly things.)
20 For our conversation is in heaven;
from whence also we look for the Saviour,
the Lord Jesus Christ:
21 Who shall change our vile body, that
it may be fashioned i. unto his glorious
body, according to the working whereby
he is able even to subdue
himself.
CHAP. IV.
Too my brethren , dearly
beloved and longed for, my joy and
crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dear-
ly beloved.
2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syn-
§.'. that they be of the same mind in
he Lord.
3 And I entreat thee also, true yoke-fel-
low, help those women which laboured
with me in the gospel, with Clement also,
and with other my fellow-labourers, whose
names are in the book of life.
4. Rejoice in the Lord always: and
again I say, Rejoice.
X.5 Let your moderation be known unto
all men. XThe Lord is at hand.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in eve
thing by prayer and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests be made
known unto God.
7 And the o of God, which passeth
all understanding, shall keep your hearts
and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things

CHAP. I.

all things unto

religious joy in Christ. are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 9 Those things which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the 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 am, therewith to be content. 12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. 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 *. 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. 19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20 Now unto 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 you, chiefly they that are of Cesar's household. 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. * It was written to the Philippians from Rome, by Epaphroditus.

1 The Epistle of PAUL,the Apostle, to the COLOSSIANS. CHAP. I. |you, and peace, from God our Father and

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2. To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto

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the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 We give thanks to God, and the Fa-
ther of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying al-
ways for you,
4 Since we less,$f your faith in Christ

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The true Christ described.

Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, 5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel: 6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard Q it, and knew the grace of God in truth: 7 As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellow-servant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; 8 Who also declared untous your love in the Spirit. 9 }. this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding: 10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness; 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath madeus meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the wer of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist, 18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in ii things he might have the pre-eminence. 19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. 21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled, 22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present, you holy,and unblamable, and unreprovable, in his sight: 23. If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have beard, and which was preached to every

COLOSSIANS. Exhortation to constancy in Christ.

|creature which is under heaven; whereof Paulam made a minister; 24 Wło now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my fiesh for his body's sake, which is the church: 25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is o to me for you, to fulfil the word of od; 26. Even the mystery which hath been hid from . and from generations, but now is made manisest to his saints: 27 To whom God would make \{nown what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: 28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: 29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily. CHAP. II. Fo I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; 2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; 3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. 5 For though I be absent in the flesh, }.} am I with you in the spirit, joying and eholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ. 6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him : 7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. 8 Beware lest any man spoil 3. through o and vain deceit, after the traition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: 11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh b i. circumcision of Christ: 12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. 13 And you, being dead in your sins and the untinumcision of your flesh, hath he 70

Where to seek Christ. CHAP.

quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

14 Éo out the hand-writing of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

15 ..]nd having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a |...}. o: or of the new-moon, or of the sabbath

otos :

{} Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

19 And not holding the 'ead, from which

all the body by joints, and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.

20 Wherefore, if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,

21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not;

22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?

23 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will-worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satio the flesh.

HAP

. III. IF ye then be risen with Christ, seek , those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. 5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6. For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience : 7 In the which ye also walked sometime, when ye lived in them. 8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; ... 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: 11 Where there is neither Greek nor.

III, IV. Paul exhorts to ferveney.

Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free : but Christ is all, and in all. 12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering ; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgivin one another, if any man have a quarre against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which alsoye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. 16 Let the word oChrist dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing , one another in psalms, and hymns, and so songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17And whatsoeverye do in word ordeed, do all in the name of 3. Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. 18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. 20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well-pleasing unto the Lord. 21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. 22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh ; not with o as men-pleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. 25 But he that doeth wrong, shall receive for the wrong which he hath done:

and there is no respect of persons. CHAP. IV. MIA. give unto yourservants that F which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven. 2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; 3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to o the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: 4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. 5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. 6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. 7 All my state .*.* declare unto you, *ho is a beloved brother, and a ; minister and fellow-servant in the

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