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of Christ freeth from the laue CHAP. IV.

Of Abraham's secd I should make the promise of none effect. God, or rather are known of God, how

18 For if the inheritance be of the law, turn ye again to the weak and beggarly it is no more of promise: but God gave i elements, whereunto ye desire again to be to Abraham by promise.

in bondage ? 19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It| 10 Ye observe days, and months, and was added because of transgressions, till times, and years. the seed should come to whom the prom-i il I am afraid of you, leat I have beise was inade; and it was ordained by stowed upon you labour in vain. angels in the hand of a mediator.

12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am ; 20 Now, a mediator is not a mediator of for I am as ye are : ye have not injured "Min

isteronen, seconyon, we am? ono ; but God is one.

me at all. 21 13 the law then against the promises 13 Ye know how through intirmity of of God? God forbid : for if there had been the flesh i preached the gospel unto you a law given which could have given life, at the first. verily righteousness should have been by 14 And my temptation which was in my the law.

flesh ye despised not, nor rejected ; but 22 But the scripture hath concluded all received me as an angel of God, even as under sin, that ihe promise by faith of Christ Jesus Jesus Christ might be given to them that 15 Where is then the blessedness ye believe.

spake of? for I bear you record, that if it 23 But before faith came, we were kept had been possible, ye would have placked under the law, shut up unto the faith out your own eyes, and have given them which should afterwards be revealed. to me.

21 Wherefore the law was our school- 16 Am I therefore become your enemy

master to bring its unto Christ, that we because I tell you the truth? 346 might be justified by taith.

17 Thiey zeitlously affect you, but not 25 But after that faith is come, we are well; year, they would exclude you, that no longer under a school-master.

ye might affect them. 26 For ye are all the children of God by 18 But it is good to be zealously affected faith in Christ Jesus.

always in a good thing, and not only 27 For as inany of you as have been bap- when I am present with you. tized into Christ, have put on Christ. 19 My little children, of whom I travail in

28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there birth izgain, until Christ be formed in you, is neither bond nor free, there is neither 20 I desire to be present with you now, male nor female : for ye are alt one in and to change my voice; for i stand in Christ Jesiis.

doubt of you. 29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye 21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the law, dlu ye not hear the law? the promise.

| 22 For it is written, that Abraham had CHAP. IV.

two sons; the one by a bond-maid, the Christ freeth us from the laro other by a free-woman. NOW I say, That the heir, as long as 33 But he wilo was of the bond-woman, I he is a child, ditrereth nothing from was born after the flesh; but he of the a servant, though he be lord of all; free-woman was by promise.

5 But is under tutors and governors un- 21 Which things are an allegory : for
til the time appointed of the father. these are the two covenants; the one from

3 Even so we, when we were children, the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bon-
were in bondage under the elements of dage, which is Agar.
the world :

25 For this Agar iy mnount Sinai in Ara4 But when the finess of the time was bia, and answereth to Jerusalein which come, God sent forth his Son, made of a low is, and is in bondage with her woman, made under the law,

children. 5 To redeem them that were under the 26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, law, that we might receive the adoption which is the mother of us all. of sons.

| 27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren 6 And because ye are sons, God hath that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your that travailest not: for the desolate bath hearts, crying, Abbal, Father.

many more children than she which hath 7 Wherefore tholl art no more a servant, a husband. but a son; and it a son, then an heir of 2 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are God through Christ.

the children of promise. 8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not 29 But as then he that was born after God, ye did service unto them which by the flesh persecuted him that 10^8 born nature are no gods.

after the Spirit, even wit is 'pw 9 But now, after that ye have known) 30 Nevertheless, wlac saith the govega

woman, "lewin them that

the adoption

for it is wr. break forth

8 This bound not obey the truth?" you considering thyself, jesti

Liberty of the gospel.

GALATIANS. Deal mildly with offenders ture? Cast out the bond-woman and her (emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, son: for the son of the bond-woman shall heresies, not be lieir with the son of the free- 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, woman.

revellings, and such like: of the which 31 Sothen, brethren, we are not children I tell you before, as I have also told you of the bond-woman, but of the free. in time past, that they which do such CHAP. V.

things shall not inherit the kingdom of of the liberty of the gospel. God. STAND füst therefore in the liberty 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy

wherewith Christ hath made us free, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goud and be not entangled again with the yoke ness, faith, of bondage.

| 23 Meekness, temperance: against such 2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye there is no law. be circumcised, Christ shall profit you 24 And they that are Christ's have crunothing.

cified the flesh, with the affections and 3 For I testify again to every man that lusts. is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also whole law.

walk in the Spirit. 4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, 26 Let us not be desirous of vain-glory, whosoever of you are justified by the provoking one another, envying one law; ye are fallen from grace.

another. 5 For we through the Spirit wait for the

CHAP. VI.. hope of righteousness by faith.

To deal mildly with offenders. 6. For in Jesus Christ neither circum- RRETHREN, if a man be overtaken cision availeth any thing, nor uncircum- D in a fault, ye which are spiritual, recision ; but faith which worketh by love. store such a one in the spirit of meekness; 7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you considering thyself, lest thou also be

tempted. 8 This persuasion cometh not of him 2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so that calleth you.

fulfil the law of Christ. 9 A little leaven lestveneth the whole 3 For if a man think himself to be some lump.

Ithing, when he is nothing, he deceiveth 10 I have confidence in you through himself. the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise 4 But let every man prove his own work minded: but he that troubleth you shall and then shall he have rejoicing in him bear his judgment, whosoever he be. self alone, and not in another.

11 And 1, brethren, if I yet preach cir- 5 For every man shall bear his own cumcision, why do I yet suffer persecu- burden. tion ? then is the offence of the cross 6 Let him that is taught in the word, ceased.

communicate unto him that teacheth in 12 I would they were even cut off all good things. which trouble you.

| 7 Be not deceived ; God is not mocked: 13 For, brethren, ye have been called for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall muito liberty; only use not liberty for an he also reap. occasion to the flesh, but by love serve 8 For he that soweth to his flesh, shall one another.

14 For all the law is fulfilled in one soweth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit word, even in this, Thou shalt love thy reap life everlasting. neighbour as thyself.

| 9 And let us not be weary in well-doing 15 Rut if ye bite and devour one an- for in due season we shall reap if we other, take heed that ye be not consumed faint not. one of another.

| 10 As we have therefore opportunity, 16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, let us do good unto all men, especially and ye shall no fulfil the lust of the flesh. unto them who are of the household &

17 For the flesh lusteth against the faith. Spirit, and the spirit against the flesh: 11 Ye see how large a letter I hare and these are contrary the one to the written unto you with mine own hand. other; so that ye cannot do the things 12 As many as desire to make a tir that ye would.

shew in the flesh, they constrain youto 18 But if ye he led by the Spirit, ye are be circumcised; only lest they shodd not under the law.

suffer persecution for the cross of Chra. 19 Now the works of the flesh are mani- 13 For neither they themselves WHO fest, which are these, Adultery, fornica-are circumcised keep the law; but desio tion, uncleaness, lasciviousness, to have you circumcised, that they may

Idolatry, witchcraft, haired, variance, glory in your fiesh.

of the flesh reap corinto his flesh, shall

the law is fulfilled in

fest, which works of the flesh are mani suffer persecuti; only

Well doing commended. CHAP. I, II.

Paul glories in Christ 14 But God forbid that I should glory, this rule, peaca be on them, and mercy save in the cross of our Lord Jesus and upon the Israel of God." Christ, by whom the world is crucified 17 From henceforth let no man trouble unto me, and I unto the world.

me: for I bear in my body the marks of 15 For in Christ Jesus neither circum- the Lord Jesus. cision availeth any thing, nor uncircum- 18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord cision, but a new creature.

Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. 16 And as many as walk according to l 11 Unto the Galatians,written from Rome 1 The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the EPHESIANS. CHAP. I.

your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love Of dection and adoption. untu all the saints, DAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ by 16 Cease not to give thanks for you, I the will of God, to the saints which making mention of you in my prayers; are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in 17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ Jesus :

Christ, the Father of glory, may give 2 Grace be to you, and peace, from unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelaGod our Father, and from the Lord tion in the knowledge of him: Jesus Christ.

| 18 The eyes of your understanding 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our being enlightened ; that ye may know Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us what is the hope of his calling, and what with all spiritual blessings in heavenly the riches of the glory of his inheritance places in Christ :

in the saints, 4 According as he hath chosen us in 19 And what is the exceeding greathim, before the foundation of the world, ness of his power to us-ward who believe, that we should be holy and without according to the working of his mighty blame before him in love:

power, 5 Having predestinated us unto the 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when adoption of children by Jesus Christ to he raised him from the dead, and set him himself, according to the good pleasure at his own right hand in the heavenly of his will,

places, 6 To the praise of the glory of his 21 Far above all principality, and grace, wherein he hath made us accepted power, and might, and dominion, and in the Beloved :

every name that is named, not only in 7 In whom we have redemption through this world, but also in that which is to his blood, the forgiveness of sins, accord-come: ing to the riches of his grace ;

22 And hath put all things under his 8 Wherein he hath abounded toward feet, and gave him to be the head over all us in all wisdom and prudence;

things to the church, 9 Having made known unto us the 23 Which is his body, the fulness of mystery of his will, according to his him that filleth all in all. good pleasure, which he hath purposed

CHAP. II. in himself:

All are created for good works. 10 That in the dispensation of the ful-I A ND you hath he quickened, who ness of times he might gather together were dead in trespasses and sins; in one all things in Christ, both which 2 Wherein in time past ye walked ac are in heaven, and which are on earth; cording to the course of this world, aceven in him :

cording to the prince of the power of the ll In whom also we have obtained an air, the spirit that now worketh in the inheritance, being predestinated accord-children of disobedience : ing to the purpose of him who worketh 3 Among whom also we all had our all things after the counsel of his own conversation in times past in the lusts of will :

our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh 12 That we should be to the praise of and of the mind, and were by nature his glory, who first trusted in Christ. the children of wrath, even as others.

13 In whom ye also trusted, after that 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of great love wherewith he loved us, your salvation : in whom also, aster that 5 Even when we were dead in sins, ye believed, ye were sealed with that hath quickened us together with Christ; Holy Spirit of promise,

(by grace ye are saved ;) 14 Which is the earnest of our inherit-6 And hath raised us up together, and ance until the redemption of the pur- made us sit together in heavenly places, chased possession, unto the praise of his in Christ Jesus : glory.

17 That in the ages to come he might 15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of shew the exceeding riches of his grace in

Of salvation by grace.

EPHESIANS.. The hidden mystery his kindness toward us, through Christ| 5 Which in other ages was not made Jesus.

known unto the sons of men, as it is now 8 For hy grace are ye saved, through revealed unto his holy apostles and propbfaith ; and that not of yourselves : it is ets by the Spirit; the gift of God:

| 6 That the Gentiles should be fellow9 Not of works, lest any man should heirs, and of the same body, and partakers boast.

Jof his promise in Christ by the Gospel : 10 For we are his workruanship, created 7 Wliereof I was made a minister, acin Christ Jesus unto good works, which cording to the gift of the grace of God God hath before ordained that we should given unto me by the effectual working walk in them.

of his power. il Wherefore remember, that ye being 8 Unto me, who am less than the least in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who of all saints, is this grace given, that I are called Uncircumcision by that which should preach among the Gentiles the is called the Circumcision in the flesli unsearchable riches of Christ; made liy hauds;

1 9 And to inake all men see what is the 12 That at that time ve were without fellowship of the mystery, which from Christ, being aliens from the common- the beginning of the world hath been hid wealth of Israel, and strangers from the in God, who created all things by Jesus covevants of promise, having no hope, Christ : and without God in the world: Ilu To the intent that now unto the

13 But now, in Christ Jesus, ve, who principalities and powers in heavenly sometime were far cif, are made nigh places might be known by the church by the blood of Christ.

the manifold wisdom of God, 14 For he is our peace, who hath made 11 According to the eternal purpose both one, and hath broken down the mid- which he purposed in Christ Jesus ou dle wall of partition between us ;

Lord : 15 Having abolished in luis flesh the 1? In whom we have boldness and ennity, eron the law of commandments access with confidence by the faith of him. contained in ordinances : for to make 13 Wherefore I desire that ve faint not in himself of twain one new man, so at my tribulations for you, which is you inaking peace;

glory. 16 And that he miglit reconcile both 14 For this cause I bow my knees unto unto God in one body by the cross, having the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, slain the ennily thereby :

| 15 Of whom the whole family in heaven 17 And came and preached peace to and earth is named, you which were afar off, and to them 16 That he would grant you, accordthat were nigh.

ing to the riches of his glory, to be 18 For throngh him we both have strengthened with might by his Spirit in access by one Spirit into the Father the inner man ;

19 Now therefore ye are no more stmn- 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts gers and foreigners, but fello!-citizens by faith ; that ye, being rooted and with the saints, and of the household grounded in love, of God;

18 May be able to comprehend with all 20 And are built upon the foundation saints what is the breadth, and length, of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ and depth, and height; himself being the chief corner-stone: 19 And to know the love of Christ,

21 11 whom all the building fitly framed wluich piseth knowledge, that ye might together, groweth unto a holy temple in be filled with all the fulness of God. the Lord:

20 Now muito him that is able to do ex22 In whom yealso are builded together, ceeding abundantly above all that we ask for a habitation of God tiirough the spirit. or think, according to the power tlet CHAP. U.

worketi in us, Salration for the Gentiles. 21 Unto him be glory in the church up ToR this cause, I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world 1.' Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, without end. Amen. 2 if ye have heard of the dispensation

CHAP. IV. of the grace of God which is given me

Exhortation to unity. to your land:

T THEREFORE, the prisoner of the 3 flow that by revelation he made a Lord, beseech you that ye walk known into me the mystery, as I wrote worthy of the vocation wherewith yo afore in few words;

are cated, 4 Whereby, when ve read, ye may un- 2 With all lowliness and meekness derstand my knowledge in the mystery with long-suffering, forbearing one anoth of Christ,

ler in love ;

Paul exhorteth to unity.


Divers precepts. 3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the which after God is created in righteous Spirit in the bond of peace.

ness and true holiness. 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, 25 Wherefore putting away lying, even as ye are called in one hope of your speak every man truth with his neighcalling;

bour: for we are members one of another. 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 26 Be ye angry, and si: not: let not 6 One God and Father of all, who is the sun go down upon your wrath : above all, and through all, and in you all. 27 Neither give place to the devil.

7 But unto every one of us is given 28 Let him that stule, steal no more: but grace according to the measure of the rather let him labour, working with his gift of Christ.

hands the thing which is good, that he 8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascend-may have to give to him that needeth. ed up on high, he led captivity captive, 29 Let no corrupt coinmunication proand gave gifts unto men.

ceed out of your mouth, but that which is 9 Now that he ascended, what is it but good to the use of edifying, that it may that he also descended first into the lower minister grace unto the hearers. parts of the earth?

| 30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of 10 He that descended is the same also God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day that ascended up far above all heavens, of redemption. that he might fill all things.

| 31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and 11 And he gave some, apostles; and anger, and clamour, and evil-speaking, some, prophets; and some, evangelists; be put away from you, with all malice: and some, pastors and teachers;

7 32 And be ye kind one to another, ten12 For the perfecting of the saints, for der-hearted, forgiving one another, even the work of the ministry, for the edifying as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven of the body of Christ:

you. 13 Till we all come in the unity of the

CHAP. v. faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of

Exhortation to charity. God, unto a perfect man, unto the meas- DE ye therefore followers of God as ure of the stature of the fulness of Christ :D dear children ;

14 That we henceforth be no more chil- 2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath dren, tossed to and fro, and carried about loved us, and hath given himself for us with every wind of doctrine, by the an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, sweet-smelling savour. whereby they lie in wait to deceive: 13 But fornication, and all uncleanness,

15 But speaking the truth in love, mayor covetousness, let it not be once named grow up into him in all things, which is among you, as becometh saints; the head, even Christ :

| 4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking 16 From whom the whole body fitly nor jesting, which are not convenient : joined together and compacted by that but rather giving of thanks. which every joint supplietli, according to 5 For this ye know, that no whorethe effectual working in the measure of monger, nor unclean person, nor covetevery part, maketh increase of the body ous man, who is an idolater, hath any unto the edifying of itself in love. inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and

17 This say therefore, and testify in of God. the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as 6 Let no man deceive you with vain other Gentiles' walk, in the vanity of words : for because of these things comtheir mind,

leth the wrath of God upon the children 18 Having the understanding darkened, of disobedience. being alienated from the life of God 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with through the ignorance that is in them, be-them. cause of the blindness of their heart: 8 For ye were sometime darkness, but

19 Who, being past feeling, have given now are yc light in the Lord : walk as themselves over unto lasciviousness, to children of light; work all uncleanness with greediness. 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all

20 But ye have not so learned Christ; goodness, and righteousness, and truth ;) 21 If so be that ye have heard him, and 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the have been taught by himn, as the truth is Lord. in Jesus:

11 And have no fellowship with the un22 That ye put off concerning the for- fruitful works of darkness, but rather remer conversation the old man, which is prove them. Corrupt according to the deceitful lusts ; | 12 For it is a shame even to speak of

23 And be renewed in the spirit of those things which are done of them in your mind;

secret. 84 And that ye put on the new man. 15 But all things that are reproved, are

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