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Believers blessed with Abraham, GALATIANS.

and are the sons of Abrahan. 17 And this I say, That the covenant that was ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and confinued before or God in Christ, the law, which have given theia to me. was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot 16 Ain I therefore become your enemy because disannul, that it should make the promise of I tell you the truth? none effect.

17 They zealously affect you, but not well ; yea, 18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no they would exclude you, that ye might affeci more of promise : but God gave it to Abraham them. by promise.

18 But it is good to be zealously affected always 19 Wherefore then serveth the law ? It was in a good thing, and not only when I am preadded because of transgressions, till the seed sent with you. should come to whom the promise was made : 19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a again, until Christ be formed in you, mediator.

20 I desire to be present with you now, and to 20 Now, a mediator is not a mediator of one ; change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you. but God is one.

21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, 21 Is the law then against the promises of God ? do ye not hear the law ? God forbid : for if there had been a law given 22 For it is written, that Abraham had two wbich would have given life, verily righteous- sons; the one by a bond-inaid, the other by a ness should have been by the law.

free-woman. 22 But the scripture hath concluded all under 23 But he who was of the bond-woman, was sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ born after the flesh ; but he of the free-woman might be given to them that believe.

was by promise. 23 But before faith came, we were kept under 24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the law, shut up unto the faith which should the two covenants; the one froin the mount afterwards be revealed.

Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is 24 Wherefore the law was our school-master to Agar. bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified 25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and by faith.

answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in 25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer bondage with her children. under a school-mnaster.

26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which 26 for ye are all the children of God by faith is the mother of us all. in Christ Jesus.

27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that 27 For as many of you as have been baptized bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that traInto Christ, have put on Christ.

vailest not: for the desolate liath many more 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is children than she which hath a husband. neither bond nor free, there is neither'male nor 28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the female : for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. children of promise.

29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's 29 But as then he that was born after the flesh seed, and heirs according to the promise. persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, CHAP. IV.

even so it is now. Christ frecth us from the lar. 30 Nevertheless, what saith the scripture ? child, differeth nothing from a scrvant, son of the bond-wornan shall not be heir with

, as for though he be lord of all;

the son of the free-woman. 2 But is under tutors and governors until the 31 So then, brethren, we are not children of time appointed of the father.

the bond-woman, but of the free. 3 Even so we, when we were children, were

CHAP. V. in bondage under the elements of the world :

of the liberty of the gospel. 4 But when the of the time was come, PAND therefore in the liberty whereunder the law,

entangled again with the yoke of bondage. 5 To redeem them that were under the law, 2 Behoid, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be that we might receive the adoption of sons. circumciscu, Christ shall profit you nothing. 6 And because ye are sous, God hath sent 3 For I testify again to every man that is cir. forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, cry-cumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole ing, Abba, Father.

law. 7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a 4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whoson; and if a son, then an heir of God through soever of you are justified by the law; ye are Christ.

fallen from grace. 8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye 5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope did service unto them which by nature are no of righteousness by faith. gods.

6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision 9 But now, after that ye have known God, or availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but rather are known of God, how turn ye again to faith which worketh by love. the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto yel ? Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye desire again to be in bondage ?

should not obey the truth ? 10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, 8 This persuasion cometh not of him that call. and years.

cth you. Ill am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed up- 9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. on you labonr in vain.

10 l'have confidence in you through the Lord, 12 Brethren, I bescech you, be as I am ; for I that ye will be none otherwise minded. but he am as ye are: ye have not injured me at all. that irou Sleth you shall bear his judgment, who

13 Ye know how through intirmity of the flesh soever he be. ) preached the gospel unto you at the first. 11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumci

14 And my temptation which was in my flesh sion, why do I yet suffer persecution ? then is ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me the oftcnce of the cross ceased. as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus. 15 Where is then the blessedness ye spake of ! ble you.

12 I would they were even cut off which troufor I bear you record that if it had been possiblc, 13 For, brethren, ye have been called unt

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Works of the flesk, and fruits of the Spirit. CHAP. VI. Paul glorieth in the cross of Christ) liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to 3 For if a man think himself to be something, the flesh, but by love serve one arother. when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even 4 But let every man prove his own work, and in this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thy- then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, self.

and not in another. 15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take 5 For every man shall bear his own burden. heed that ye be not consumed one of another. 6 Let him

that is taught in the word, commu16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye nicate unto him that teacheth in all good things, shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

7 Be not deceived ; God is not mocked : for 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also the Spirit against the flesh : and these are con- reap. trary the one to the other; so that ye cannot do 8 For he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the the things that ye would.

flesh rcap corruption : but he that soweth to the 18 But if ye be led by the Spirit, ye are not Spirit, shall of ihe Spirit reap life everlasting: under the law.

9 And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, due season we shall reap if we faint not. which are these, Adultery, tornication, unclean-10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do ness, lasciviousness,

good unto all men, especially unto them who are 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emu- of the household of faith. Jations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 11 Ye see how large a letter I have written

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, unto you with mine own hand. and such like: of the which I tell you before, 12 As many as desire to make a fair shew in as I have also told you in time past, that they the flesh, they constrain you to be circuincised; which do such things shall not inherit the king- only lest they should suffer persecution for the dom of God.

cross of Christ. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, 13 For neither they themselves who are cirJong-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, cuncised keep the law; but desire to have you

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there circumcised, ihat they may glory in your flesh. is no law.

14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in 24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the the flesh, with the affections and lusts.

world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in 15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision the Spirit.

availeth any thing, nor uncircumeision, but a 26 Let us not be desirous of vain-glory, provo-new creature. king one another, envying one another. 16 And as many as walk according to this rule, CHAP.VI.

peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the is. To deal mildly with offenders. rael of God. RETHREN, if a man be overtaken in a 17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: one in the spirit of meekness; considering thy- Jesus. sell, lest thou also be tempted.

18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ 2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil be with your spirii. Amen. the law of Christ.

1 Unto the Galatians, written from Rome. The Epistle of PAUL the Apostle, to the EPHESIANS. CHAP. I.

12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, of election and adoption.

who first trusted in Christ.

by of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation : and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

in whom also, after that ye believed, ye were 2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance un

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord til thc redeniption of the purchased possession, Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spirit- unto the praise of his glory. aal blessings in heavenly places in Christ : 15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith

4 According as he hath chosen us in him, be- in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, fore the foundation of the world, that we should 16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making be holy and without blame before him in love: mention of you in my prayers;

5 llaving predestinated us unto the adoption of 17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit the good pleasure of his will,

of wisdoin and revelation in the knowledge of 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, where- him: in he hath made us accepted in the Beloved : 18 'The eyes of your understanding being en

7 In whom we have redemption through his lightened; that ye may know what is the hope blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the of his calling, what the riches of the glory riches of his grace;

of his inheritance in the saints, 8 Wherein be hath abounded toward us in all 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his wisdom and prudence ;

power to us-ward who believe, according to the 9 Having made known unto us the mystery of working of his mighty power, his will, according to his good pleasure, which 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised he hath purposed in himself:

him from the dead, and set him at his own right 10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of hand in the heavenly places, times he might gather together

in one all things 21 Far above all principality, and power, and in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which might, and dominion, and every name that is are on earth; even in him:

named, not only in this world, but also in that 11 In whom also we have obtained an inhcri- which is to come: tance, being predestinated according to the pur-| 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and pose of him who worketh all things after the gave him to be the head over all things to the counsel of bis own will:

church,

of man's salvation

ETITESIANS.

The matchless love of Christ 23 Which is his body, the fulness of hion that of the same body, and partakers of his promise fiiteth all in all.

in Christ by the Gnspel : CHAP. II.

7 Whereof I was made a minister, according All are created for good works. to the gin of the grace of God given unto me by AND you hata he quickened, who were dead the effectual working of his power. 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to saints, is this grace given, that I should preach the course of this world, according to the prince ainong the Gentiies the unsearchable riches of of the power of the air, the spirit thai now Christ; worketh in the children of disobedience: 9 And to make all men see what is the fellow

3 Among wlion also we all had our conversa- ship of the mystery, which froin the beginning tion in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfil- of the world hath been hid in God, who crcated ling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; all things by Jesus Christ: and were by nature the children of wrath, even 10 To the intent that now into the principalias others.

ties and powers in hcavenly places might be 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great known by the church. the manifold wisdom of love wherewith he loved us,

God, 5 Even when we were dead in sing, hath 11 According to the eternal purpose which he quickened us together with Christ ; (by grace purposed in Christ Jesns our Lord: ye are saved ;)

12 In whom we have boldness and access with 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us confidence by the faith of him. sit together in heavenly places, in Christ Jesus: 13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my

7 'That in the ages to come he miglit shew the tribulations for you, which is your glory. exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness to-.14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Faward us, througli Clirisi Jesus.

ther of our Lord Jesus Christ, 8 For by grace are ye saved, through faith ; 15 or whom the whole family in heaven and and that not of yourselves : it is the gift of God: carth is named, 9 Not of works, lest any inan should boast. 16 That he would grant you, according to the

10 For we are his workmanship, created in riches of his glory, to be strengthened with Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath might by his Spirit in the inner inan; before ordained that we should walk in then. 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by

11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in tinc faith: tliatye, being rooled and grounded in love, past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncir- 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints cumcision by that which is called the Circum- what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and cision in the flesh made by hands;

height; 12 'That at that time ye were without Christ, 19° And to know the love of Christ, which being aliens from the conmonwealth of Isracl, passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with and strangers from the covenants of promise Tall the fulness of God. having no hope, and without God in the world: 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding

13 But now, in Christ Jesus, ye, who sometime abundantly above all that we ask or think, acwere far off, are made nigh by the blood of Christ. cording to the power that worketh in us,

14 For he is our peace, who hath made both 21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ one, and hath broken down the middle wall of Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. partition between us ;

Amen. 15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity,

CIIAP. IV. even the law of commandinents contained in

Erhortation to unity. ordinances: for to make in hinself of twain one

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THEREFORE, the prisoner of the Lord, benew man, so niaking peace;

seech you that ye walk worthy of the voca16 And that he mighi reconcile both unto God Lion wherewith ye are called, in one body by the cross, having slain the enmi- 2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longty thereby :

suffering, forbcaring one another in love; 17 And came and preached peace to you which.3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

in the bond of peace. 18 For through him we both have an access by 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye one Spirit unto the Father.

are called in one lope of your calling; 19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and 5 One Lord, one

faith, one baptasm, foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and of the household of God;

and through all, and in you all. 20 And are built upon the foundation of the 7 But unto every one of us is given grace ac. apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ hiniself being cording to the measure of the gift of Christ. the chief corner-stone;

8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up 91 In whom all tlic building fitly framed to-lon high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts fether, groweth unto a holy temple in the Lord:junto men. 2 In whoni ye also are builded together, for a| ! Now that he ascended, what is it but that he habitation of God through the Spirit.

also descended first into the lower parts of the CHAP. III.

carth ? Salvation for the ftentiles.

10 He that descended is the same also that as Foliis cause, Paul, the prisoner of Jesus cended up far above all leavens, that he inight 2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, grace of God which is given me to yoil-ward: prophets; and soine, evangelists; and some, 3 How that by revelation he inade known unto pastors and teachers; me the mystery, as I wrote afore in few words; *12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work

4 Whereby, when ye read, ye inay understand of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of my knowledge in the mystery of Christ, Christ: 5 Which in other ages was not inade known 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; a perfect man, unto the measure of the stalure 6 That the Gentiles sliould be fellow-heirs, and of the fulness of Christ:

Paul crhorteth to holiness of life. CHAP. V, VI. Duty of husbands and wines, 14 That we henceforth be no more children, 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every and righteousness, and truth ;) wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitrul deceive:

works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 15. But speaking the truth in love, may grow 12 for it is a shame even to speak of those np into him in all things, which is the head, even things which are done of them in secret. Christ :

13 But all things that are reproved, are made 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined to-manifest by thic light: for whatsoever doth mako gether and compacted by that which every joint manifest is light. supplieth, according to the effectual working in 14 Whercfore he saith, Awake, thou that slecna the measure of every part, maketh increase of est, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall the body into the cdifying of itself in love. give thee light.

17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, 15 See then that ye'walk, circumspectly, not that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles as fools, but as wise, walk, in the vanity of !heir mind,

16 Redeeming the time, because the days ara 18 Having the understanding darkened, being evil. alienated froin the life or God through the igno- 17 Wherefore be yo not unwise, but underrance that is in them, because of the blindness standing what the will of the Lord is. of their heart:

18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is ex19 Who, being past fecling, have given them- cess; but be filled with the Spirit; selves over unto lasciviousness, to work ahl un- 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms, and cleanness with greediness.

hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making 20 Biit ye have not so learned Christ; niclody in your heart to the Lord, 21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have 20 Giving thanks always for all things into been taught by hin, as the truth is in Jesus: God and the Father, in the nanie of our Lord

22 That ye put of concerning the former con- Jesus Christ; versation the old man, which is corrupt accord-21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the ing to the deceitful lusts;

rear of God. 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;. 22 \Vivce, submit yourselves unto your own 21 And that ye put on the new nian, which husbuds, as unto the Lord. alter God is created in righteousness and true 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, Holiness.

leven as Christ is the head of the church: and 25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak cvery he is the Saviour of the body. man truth will luis neighbour: for we are mem- 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto bers one of another.

Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands 20 Be yc angry, and sin not: let not the sun go in every thing. down npon your wrath:

25 Ilusbands, love your wives, even as Christ 27 Neither give place to the devil.

also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 28 Let him that stole, steal no inore: but rather 26 That he night sanctify and cleanse it with let him labour, working with his hands the thing the washing of water by the word, which is good, that he may have to give to lim 27 That he night present it to himself a glorithat nccdeth.

ous church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any 29 Let no corrupt communication proceed ont such thing; but that it should be holy and withof your mouth, but that which is good to the out blemish. use of edifying, that it inay niuister grace unto 28 So ought men to love their wives, as their the hearers.

own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth 30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, where- himself. by ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh;

31 Let anl bitterness, and wraih, and anger, and but nourislieth and cherisheth it, even as the clamour, and evil-speaking, be put away irom Lord the church: you, with all malice:

30 For we are members of his body, of his 32 And be ye kind one to another, tender-heart-fish, and of his bones. cd, forgiving one another, cven as God for Christ's 31 for this cause shall a man leave his father suke hath forgiven you.

and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, CHAP. V.

and they two shall be one flesh. Exhortation against divers sins. 32 'This is a great mystery: but I speak conBEyetherefore followers of God as dear chil cerning entristeandele cluicone

33 Nevertheless, let every one of you in parti. 2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved cular so love his wife even as himself: and tile uns, and hath given himself for us an offering wite sce that she reverence her husband. and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling

CHAP. VI. savour.

Sereral duties recommended. 2. Bushfornication, and ancengleanness, eco-C'hor Bischty your parents in the incido

once named you, hecometh saints;

2 Ilonour father and mother, (which is tho 4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor first commandment with promise) jesting, which are not convenient: but rather 3 That it may be well wiih thee, and thou maygiving of thanks.

est live long on the earth. 5 For this ye know, that no whorcmonger, nor 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an to wrath : but bring ihem up in the nurture and idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom admonition of the Lord. of Christ and of God.

5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: masters according to the flesh, with fear ana for because of these things cometh the wrath trembling, in singleness of your heart, as uno of God upon the children of disobedience. Christ; 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with thein. 6 Not with eye-service, as men-pleasers; but 8 For ye were sometime darkness, but now are as the servants of Christ, doing tlie will of God ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light; from the heart;

The Christiar's panoply.

PHILIPPIANS.

Tychicus is commended. 7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, with ye shall be able to quench all the fiery and not in men:

darts of the wicked. 8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the Han doeth, the same shall be receive of the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Lord, whether he be bond or free.

19 Praying always with all prayer and suppli9 And, ye masters, do the same things unto cation in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your all perseverance and supplication for all saints ; Master also is in heaven; weither is there respect 19 And for me, that utterance may be given of persons with himn.

unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, make known the mystery of the gospel, and in the power of his might.

20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that n Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 21 But that ye also niay know my affairs, and

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and but against principalities, against powers, againsi faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known the rulers of the darkness of this world, against to you all things: spiritual wickedness in high places.

22 Whom I have sent unto you for the same 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour purpose, that ye miglit kpow our affairs, and of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the inai he might comfort your hearts. evil day, and having done all, to stand. 23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about faith from God the Fatier and the Lord Jesus with truth, and having on the breast-plate of Christ. righteousness;

24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen. the gospel of peace;

18 Written from Roine unto the Ephesians, 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, where-! by Tychicus.

? The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the PHILIPPIANS.
CHAP. I.

(vation through your prayer, and the supply of Paul's prayer to God for them. the Spirit of Jesus Christ, РА

AUL and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus 20 According to my carnest expectation, and

Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons : but that with all boldness, as always, so now 2 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our also, Clirist shall be magnified in my body, Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. whether it be by life, or by death.

3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of 21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. you,

22 But if I live in tlic fleslı, this is the suit of 4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all ny labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. making request with joy,

33 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a 5 For your fellowship in the gospel from the desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which first day until now;

is far better : 6 Being confident of this very thing, that he 24 Nevertheless, to abide in the flesh is more which hath begun a good work in you, will per- necdful for you. form it until the day of Jesus Christ:

25. And having this confidence, I know that I 7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you shall abide and continue with you all for your all, because I have you in ruy heart; inasmuch furtherance aud joy of' faith; as both in my bonds, and in the defence and 26 That your rejoicing may be more abundar.t in confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers Jesus Christ for nie by my comiug to you again. of my grace,

27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh 8 For God is my record, how greatly I long the gospel of Christ : that whether I coine and after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. see you, or else be absent, I inay hear of your

9 And this I pray, that your love may abound affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one yet more and more in knowledge and in all mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; judgment;

28 And in nothing terrified by your adversa10 That ye may approve things that are excel-ries: which is to thien an evident loken of per. lent; that ye may be sincere and without offencedition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. ijll the day of Christ:

29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of 11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and suffer for his sakc; praise of God.

30 Ilaving the same conflict which ye saw in 12 But I would yc shonld understand, brethren, nie, and now hear to be in me. that the things which happened unto me have

CHAP. II. tallen out rather unto the furtherance of the Exhortation to unity and humility. gospel ;

(F there be therefore any consolation in Christ, 13 so that my bonds in Christ are manifest in

I , all the palace, and in all other places;

the Spirit, it' any bowels and mercies, 14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, wax-.2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, ing confident by my bonds, are much more bold having the same lovc, being of one accord, of to speak the word without fear.

one mind. 15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vain • and strife; and some also of good will. glory; but in fowliness of mind let each esteein

16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sin- other better than theniselves. cerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: 4 Look not every inan on his own things, but 17 But the other of love, knowing that I am setjevery man also on the things of otters. for the defence of the gospel.

5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in 18 What then ? notwithstanding, every way, Christ Jesus: whether in pretence or in truth, Christ is preach- 6 Who, being in the form of God thought it ed; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. not robbery to be equal with God: 19 For I know that this shall turn to my sal-1 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took

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