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The ministry of reconciliation. CHAP. VI, VII., . Exhortation to avoid idolatry

2 For in this we groan, earnestiy desiring to bel 6 By pureness, by knowledge, by long-sufferclothed upon with our house which is from hea-ing, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unven:

feigned, 3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be 7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, found naked.

by the armour of righteousness on the righi 4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, hand and on the left, being burdened: not for that we would be un- 8 By bonour and dishonour, by evil report and clothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might good report ; as deceivers, and yet true; be swallowed up of life.

9 As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, 5 Now, he that hath wrought us for the self- and behold, we live; as chastened, and not same thing is God, who also hath given unto us killed ; the earnest of the Spirit.

10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, 6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing yet making many rich; as having nothing, and that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are yet possessing all things. absent from the Lord :

110 ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight :) you, our heart is enlarged. 8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to 12 Ye are not straitened in us but ye are straitbe absent from the body, and to be present with ened in your own bowels. the Lord.

13 Now for a recompence in the same (I speak 9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged. or absent, we may be accepted of him.

14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with 10 For we must all appear before the judgment- unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousseat of Christ ; that every one may receive the ness with unrighteousness ? and what commuthings done in his body, according to that he hath nion hath light with darkness? done, whether it be good or bad.

15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or 11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? we persuade men; but we are made manisesi 16 And what agreement hath the temple of unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in God with idols ? for ye are the temple of the your consciences.

living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in 12 For we commend not ourselves again unto them, and walk in them; and I will be their you, but give you occasion to glory on our be- God, and they shall be my people. hall, that ye may have somewhat to answer them 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and which glory in appearance, and not in heart. be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not

13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to the unclean thing; and I will receive you ; God : or whether we be sober, it is for your 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be

my sons and daughters, sai:h the Lord Almighty. 14 For the love of Christ constraineth us ; be

CHAP. VII. cause we thus judge, that if one died for all,

Exhortations to purity. then were all dead :

AVING therefore these promises, dearly be. live should not henceforth live unto themselves, filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holibut unto him which died for them, and rose ness in the fear of God. again.

2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we 16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man af- have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no ter the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ man. after the fleshi, yet now henceforth know we him 3 I speak not this to condemn you : for I have no more.

said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and 17 Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a live with you. new creature: old things are passed away; be- 4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you, hold, all things are become new.

great is my glorying of you: I ain filled with 18 And all things are of God, who hath recon- comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribu ciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath lation. given to us the ministry of reconciliation ; 5 For, when we were come into Macedonia, 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling! our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on the world unto himself, not imputing their tres- every side; without were fightings, within were passes unto them; and hath committed unto us fears. The word of reconciliation.

6 Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that 20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as are cast down, comforted us by the coming of though God did beseech you by us: we pray you Titus ; in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. 7 And not by his coming only, but by the con

21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who solation wherewith he was comforted in you, knew no sin; that we might be made the right- when he told us your earnest desire your mourn. eousness of God in him.

ling, your servent mind toward me; so that I reCHAP. VI.

joiced the more. Paul's faithfulness in the ministry: 8 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I Wellen, as

seech also that ye receive not the grace ceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, of God in vain.

though it were but for a season. 2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time ac- 9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, ccpted, and in the day of salvation have I suc- but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were coured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might behold, now is the day of salvation.)

receive damage by us in nothing. 3 Giving no offence in any thing, that the mi- 10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to nistry be not blamed:

salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow 4. But in all things approving ourselves as the of the world worketh death. ministers of God, in much patience, in affic- 11 For behold this self-same thing, that ye sor. tions, in necessities, in distresses,

rowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it 5 In stripes, in imprisonnents, 'in tumults, in wrought in you, yea, what clearing of your labours, in watchings, in fastings ;

selves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear,


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Commendation of Titus.

II. CORINTHIANS. Ethorlations to liberality. yea, whal vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, jof the churches to travel with us with this grace, what revenge! In all things ye have approved which is administered by us to the glory of the yourselves to be clear in this matter. same Lord, and declaration of your ready niind:

12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did. 20 Avoiding this, that no man should blame us it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor in this abundance which is administered by ús : for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our 21 Providing for honest things, not only in the care for you in the sight of God might appear sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of nien. unto you.

And we have sent with them our brother, 13 Therefore we were comforted in your com- whom we have oftentinies proved diligent in fort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we many things, but now much more diligent, upon for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was re- the great confidence which I have to you. freshed by you all.

23 Whether any do inquire of Titus, he is my 14 For ir t have boosted any thing to him or partner and fellow-helper concerning you: or you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all our brethren be inquired of, they are the inessenihings to you in truth, even so our boasting, gers of the churches, and the glory of Christ. which I made before Titus, is found a truth. 24 Wherefore slew ye to them, and before the

15 And his inward affection is more abundant churches, the proof of your love, and of our loward you, whilst he remembereth the obe- boasting on your behalf. dience of you all, how with fear and trembling

CHAP. IX. ye received lim.

Bountifulness recommended. 161 rejoice, therefore that I have confidence in FORías touching the ministering to tac saints

, you in CHAP. VII.

2 For I know the forwardness of your mind, Paul ethorieth to liberality. for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, the grace of God bestowed on the churches zeal hath provoked very many.

ago ; and your of Macedonia;

3 Yer have I sent the brethren, lest our boast2 How that in a great trial of affliction, the ing of you should be in vain in this behalf; abundance of their joy, and their deep poverty, that, as I said, ye may be ready: ahounded unto the riches of their liberality; 1 Lost Haply if they of Macedonia cone with

3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and be- me, and find you unprepared, we (that we say yond their power, they were willing orihemeslves; not, ye) should be aslıained in this same cond4 Praying, us with much entreaty, that we dent boasting. would receive the gist, and take upon us the fel- 5 Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the lowship of the ministering to the saints. brethren, that they would go before unto you,

5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof gave their own selves to the Lord, and un:o us ye had notice before, that the saine might be by the will of God:

ready, as a matter of bounty, and not as of co6 Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he velousness. had beguin, so he would also finish in you the 6 But this I say, He wlich soweth sparingly, same grace also.

shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweit 7 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in bountifully, shall reap also bountifully. faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all. 7 Every inan according as lie purposeth in his diligence, and in your love to us, sce that ye heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of neabrund in this grace also.

cessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 8 I speak not by commandment, but hy occa- 8 And God is able to make all grace abound sion of the forwardness of others, and to prove toward you; that ye, always having all suffithe sincerity of your love.

ciency in all things, may abound to every good 9 Por ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus work: Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your 9 (As it is written, lle hath dispersed abroad sakus be becaine poor, that ye through his po- he hath given to the poor: his righteousness reverty might be rich.

maineth for ever. jo Aud herein I give my advice: for this is ex- 10 Now, he that ministereth seed to the sower, pedient for you, who have begun before, uot only both minister bread for your food, and multiply to do, but also to be forward a year ago. your seed sowil, and increase the fruits of your

Il Now therefore perform the doing of it ; that righteousness ;) as there was a readiness to will, so there may be 11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountia perforinance also out of that which ye have. tulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving

12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is ac- to God. cepted according to that a man hath, and not 12 For the adıninistration of this service not according to that he hath not.

only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abuer13 For i mean noi that other men be cased, and dant also by many thanksgivings unto God ;. you burdened :

13 While by the experiinent of this ministration 14 But by an equality, that now at this time they glorify God for your professed subjection your abundance may be a supply for their want, unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal dis ihat thcir abundance also may be a supply for tribution unto them, and unto all men ; your want : that there may be equality : 14 And by their prayer for you, which long after

15 As it is written, He that had gathered much you, for the exceeding grace of God in you. had nothing over; and he that had gathered lit-| 15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gin. lle had no lack.

CHAP. X. 16 But thanks be to God, which put the same

Of Paul's spiritual might. earnest care into the heart of Titus for you. 17 For indeed lie accepted the exhortation, but Now Pawil myself beseech you, by the meek

ness and gentleness of Christ, who in prebeing inore forward, oi his own accord he went sence am base among you, but being absent am unto you.

bold toward you: 18 and we have sent with him the brother, 9 But I beseech you, that I may not be bold whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the when I am present with that contidence, wliere churches;

with I think to be bold against soine, which think 19 Ard not that only, but who was also chosen lof us as if we walked according to the flesti.


The apostle's weapons not carnal. CHAP. XI, XII.

He glories in his aflictions 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not lacking to me the brethren which came from war after the flesh:

Macedonia supplied : and in all things I have 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not car- kept myself from being burdensome unto you, nal, but mighty through God to the pulling down and so will I keep myself. of strong holds ;)

10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shau 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia. thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge 11 Wherefore ? because I love you not ? God of God, and bringing into captivity every thought knoweth. to the obedience of Christ;

12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut 6 And having in a readiness to revenge all dis- off occasion from thein which desire occasion ; obedience, when your obedience is fulilled. that wherein they glory, they may be found eveo

7 Do ye look on things after the outward appear- as we. ance? If any man trust to himself that he is 13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workChrist's, let him of himselfthink this again, that, ers, transforming themselves into the apostles of as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's. Christ.

8 For though I should boast somewhat more of 14 And no marvel ; for Satan himself iz trans . our authority, which the Lord hath given us for formed into an angel of light. edification, and not for your destruction, I should 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers not be ashamed:

also be transformed as the ministers of righteous9 That I may not seem as if I would terrify ness; whose end sliall be according to their you by letters.

works. 10 For his letters (say they) are weighty and 16 I say again, Let no man think me a foot; il powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I niay his speech contemptible.

boast myself a little. 11 Let such a one think this, that such as we 17 That which I speak, I speak it not after the are in word by letters when we are absent, such Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence will we be also in deed when we are present. of boasting.

12 For we dare not make ourselves of the num- 18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will ber, or compare ourselves with some that com- glory also. mend themselves: but they, measuring them- 19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves by themselves, and comparing themselves selves are wise. among themselves, are not wise.

20 For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bon13 But we will not boast of things without our dage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, measure, but according to the measure of the if a man exalt hiinselt, if a man sinite you on rule which God hath distributed to us, a inca- the face. sure to reach gyen unto you.

21 I speak as concerning reproach, as though 14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond our we had been wcak. Howbeit, whereinsoever measure, as though we reached not unto

you; any is bold, (I speak foolishly) Í am bold also. for we are come as far as to you also in preach-22 Are they Hebrews ? so am I. Are they Ispregled ing the gospel of Christ :

raelites ? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham ? 15 Not boasting of things without our measure, so am I. that is, of other men's labours; but having hope, 23 Are they ministers of Christ ? (I speak as a when

your faith is increased, that we shall be en-fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in larged by you, according to our rule abundantiy, stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent,

16 To preach the gospel in the regions beyond in deaths oft. un! you,

and not to boast in another man's line of 24 of the Jews five times received I forty ut things made ready to our hand.

stripes save one. 17 But he that glorietin, let him glory in the 25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was ! Lord.

stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and 18 For not he that commendeth himself is ap- a day I have been in the deep; proved, but whom the Lord commendeth. 26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in CHAP. XI.

perils of robbers, in perils by mine own country. Paul's forced self-commendation. men, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the Win' mD God and model bene avitimera little city, in perils in the wilderness in perils in the 2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: 27' In weariness and painfulness, in watchings for I have espoused you to one husband, that I often, in hunger and thirst, in fustings often, in may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. cold and nakedness.

3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent 28 Besides those things that are without, that beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds which cometh upon ine daily, the care of all the should be corrupted from the simplicity that is churches. in Christ.

29 Who is weak, and I am not weak ? who is 4 Forif he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, offended, and I burn not ? whom we have not preached, or if ye receive 30 If I inust needs glory, I wil. glory of the another spirit, which ye have not received, or things which concern mine infirmities. another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye 31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, might well bear with him.

which is blessed for everinore, knoweth that I 5 For ! suppose I was not a whit behind the lie not. very chiefest apostles.

32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the 6 But though I be rude in speech, yet not in king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garri. knowledge ; but we have been thoroughly made son, desirous to apprehend me: manifest among you in all things.

33 And through a window in a basket was I let 7 Have I committed an offence in abasing my- down by the wall, and escaped his hands. self that ye might be exalted, because I have

CHAP. XII. preached to you the gospel of God freely?

Paul's toonderful revelations. 81 robhed other churches, taking wages of them, IT is no come divisions and revelations of the to do you service. 9 And when Iwas present with you, and wanted, Lord. I was chargcable to no man: for that which was! 2 I kucw a man in Christ abnve fourteen years

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Paul promiseth to return, and GALATLANS. concludes with a general exhortation ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whe-, unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but ther out of the body, I cannot tell : God know-we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying. eth;) such a one caaght up to the third heaven.! 20 For I rear, lest, when I come, I shall not 3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the find you such as I would, and that I shall be body, or out of the body, I cannot tell : God found unto you such as ye would not: lest there knoweth ;)

be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, vackbitings, 4 Hlow that he was caught up into paradise, and whisperings, swellings, tumults: heard unspeakable words, wlich it is not lawlull. 21 And iest, when I come again, my God will for a man to utter.

Thumble me among you, and that I shall bewail 5 of such a one will I glory : yet of myself I many which have sinned already, and have not will not glory, but in mine infirinities. repented of the uncleanness, and fornication, and

6 for though I would desire to glory, I shall not lasciviousness, which tlicy have committed. be a fool; for I will say the truth: bul novo I

CHAP. XIU forbear, lest any man sliould think of me above Obstinate sinners threatened. that which be seeth me to be, or that he heareth Times be third timer Flamme coming to you: 7 And Test I should be exalted above measure every word be established. through the abundance of the revelations, there 2 I told you before, and forctell you, as if I was given to me a thorn in the fish, the mes- were present, the second time; and being absenger of Satan to buffet nie, lest I slould be ex-sent now I write to them which heretofore have alled above measure.

sinned, and to all other, that, if I coine again, I 8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, will not spare: that it might depart from ine.

3 Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in 9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient ine, which to you-ward is not wcak, but is mighty for thee: for my strength is made perfect in in you. weakness. Most gladly therefore wiil I rather 4 For though he was crucified through weak. glory in any infirinities, that the power of Christ ness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For may rest upon me.

we also are weak ir: him, but we shall live with 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in hinı by the power of God toward you. reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in 5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, faith; prove your own sclvcs. Know ye nou then ain I strong.

your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in 111 ann become a fool in glorying; ye have com-you, except ye be reprobates ? pelled me: for I ought to have been commended 6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are of you : for in nothing am I behind the very not reprobates. chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.

7 Now I pray to God that ye cha no evil; not 12 Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought that we should appear approved, but that ye among you in all patience, in sigus, and wonders, should do that which is honest, though we be and mighty deeds.

as reprobates. 13 For what is it wherein ye were inferior to 8 For we can do nothing against the truth, bat other churches, except it be that I myself was not for the truth. burdensome to you ? forgive me this wrong. 9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye 14 Behold, the third time I am ready to come are strong: and this also we wista, even your to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for perfection. I seek not yours, but you. For the children ought 10 Therefore I write these things being absent, not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for lest being present I should use sharpness, ac the children.

cording to the power which the Lord hath giveu 15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent me to edification, and not to destruction. for you; though the more abundantly I love you, 11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be the less I be loved.

of good comfort, be of one inind, live in peace; :16 But be it so, I did not burden you: never- and the God of love and peace shall be with you. theless, being crany, I caught you with guile. 12 Greet one another with a holy kiss.

17 Did I make a gain of you by any of them 13 All the saints salute you. whom I sent unto you?

14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and ihet 18 I desired Titus, and with him I sent a bro- love of God, and the communion of the Holy ther. Did Titus make a gain of you ? walked Ghost, be with you all. Amen. we not in the same spirit ? walked we not in the 11 The second epistle to tlie Corinthians was Banie steps ?

written from Philippi, a city of Macedonia, 19 Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves by Tima and Lucas.

The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, lo the GALATIANS.

trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of

Christ. of their leaving the gospel.

8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Fa- which we have preached unto you, let him be

( ther, who raised him from the dead ;)

accuirsed. 2 And all the brethren which are with me, 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any unto the churches of Galatia:

man preach any other gospel unto you than that 3 Grace be to you, and peace from God the Fa- ye have received, let hini be accursed. ther, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,

10 For do I now persuade neu, or God? or do 4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might I seek to please men ? for if I yet pleased men, i deliver us from this present evil world, accord- should not be the servant of Christ. ing to the will of God and our Father:

11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel 5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. which was preached of me is not after man: 6 ) marvel that ye are so soon removed from 12 For ( neither received it of man, neither him that called you into the grace of Christ, was I caught it, but by the revelation of Jesus un to another gospel:

Christ. 7 Which is not another; but there be some thatl 13 For ye have heart of my conversation in

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Paul's call to the ministry

CHAP. II, III. Man not justified by the works of the law lime past in the Jews' religion, how that be- 14 But when I saw that they walked not upyond measure I persecuted the church of God, rightly according to the truth of the gospel,'ı and wasted it;

said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being 14 And protiled in the Jews' religion above ma- a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and ny my equals in mine own nation, being more ex- not as do the Jews, why coinpellest thou the ceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. Gentiles to live as do the Jews? 15 But when it pleased God, who separated me 15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sin. from my mother's womb, and called me by his ners of the Gentiles, grace,

16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the 16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus him among the heathen; immediately I confer- Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, red not with flesh and blood:

that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, 17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them and not by the works of ihe law: for by the which were apostles before me: but I went into works of the law shall no flesh be justified. Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. 17 But if, while we seek to be justified by

18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusa- Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is lem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. therefore Christ the minister of sin ? God forbid. 19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save 18 f'or if I build again the things which I deJames the Lord's brother.

stroyed, I make myself a transgressor. 20 Now the things which I write unto you, he- 19 For I through the law am dead to the law, hold, before God, I he not.

that I might live unto God. 21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria 20 I am crucified with Christ : nevertheless, 1 and Cilicia;

live ; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the 22 And was unknown by face unto the churches life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the of Judea which were in Christ :

faith of the Son of God, who loved mne, and 23 But they had heard only, That he which per- gave himself for me. secuted us in tinies past, now preachcth the 21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for it faith which once he destroyed.

righteousness come by the law, then Christ is 2 And they glorified God in me.

dead in vain.

Of justification by faith.

Believers are justified.
to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus you, that ye should not
with me also.

rore whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evident2 And I went up by revelation, and communi- ly set forth, crucified among you ? cated unto them that gospel which I preach 2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye among the Gentiles, but privately to them which the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the were of reputation, lest by any nieans 1 should hearing of faith ? run, or had run, in vain.

3 Are ye so foolish ? having begun in the Spirit, 3 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a are ye now made perfect by the flesh? Greek, was compelled to be circumcised : 4 Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if

4 And that because of falsc brethren unawares it be yet in vain. brought in, who came in privily to spy out our 5 He therefore that ministereth lo you the liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth they inight bring us into bondage :

he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing 5 'Io whom we gave place by subjection, no, of faith? not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel inighi 6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was continue with you.

accounted to him for righteousness. 6 But of those, who seemed to be somewhat, 7 Know ye therefore, that they which are of whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter 10 faith, the saine are the children of Abraham. ine: God accepteth nó man's person: for they 8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would who scemed to be soniewhat, in conference add- justify the heathen through faith, preached beed nothing to me:

fore the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee 7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the shall all nations be blessed. gospel of the uncircumcision was committed | 9. So then they which be of faith are blessed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was with faithful Abraham. unto Peter;

10 For as many as are of the works of the law, 8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is the apostleship of the circumcision, the same every one that continueth not in all things which was nighty in me toward the Gentiles :) are written in the book of the law to do them.

9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who 11 But that no man is justified by the law in seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that the sight of God, it is evident: fór, The just was given unto me, they gave to me and Bar- shall live by faith. nabas the right hands of fellowship; that we 12 And the law is not of faith : but, The man should go unto the heathen, and they unto the that doeth thein shall live in them. circumcision.

13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of 10 Only they would that we should remember the law, being made a curse for us: for it is writthe poor; the same which I also was forward ten, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: to do.

14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on 11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I the Gentiles through Jesus Christ: that we might withstood him to the face, because he was to be receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. blamed.

15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of inen: 12 For, before that certain came from James, he Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it did cat with the Gentiles; but when they were be confirmed, no inan disanuulleth or addeth come, he withdrew, and separated himself, fear-thereto. Ing them which were of the circumcision. 16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the 13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as with him; insoinuch that Barnabas also was of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, whicho carried away with their dissimulation. iis Christ

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