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which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;
15 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest 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 without 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 my bonds;
17 But the other of love, know-in ing 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 I therein do rejoice, 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 expectation, and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also, Christ shall be magnified 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.
27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ; that, whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind, striving together for the faith of the gospel;
28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: 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 nim, but also to suffer for his sake; 30 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be me.
CHAP. II. Exhortations to unity, &c. there be, therefore, any enfort lation 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.
5 Let nothing be done through strife or vain-glory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other bet ter than themselves.
4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
5 Let this mind be in you, was also in Christ Jesus;
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.
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 thing, in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
6 Who, being in the form of God, th thought it not robbery to be equal with God;
7 But made himself of no repu tation, 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.
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.
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 toward me. CHAP. III. Paul warneth of false teachers, &c. FINALLY, my brethren, rejoice
in the write same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.
2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, 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:
26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.
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 Čircumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteous
23 Him, therefore, I hope to sendness which is in the law, blameless. presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me.
7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
24 But I trust in the Lord, that I also myself shall come shortly.
25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellow-soldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.
& 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 3 And I entreat thee also, true made conformable unto his death; yoke-fellow, help those women 11 If by any means I might attain which laboured with me in the gosunto the resurrection of the dead.pel, with Clement also, and with 12 Not as though I had already other my fellow-labourers, whose attained, either were already per-names are in the book of life, fect; but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
is Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark, for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. IE 5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
15 Let us, therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already 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 weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things 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.
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 like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. CHAP. IV.
Admonitions and exhortations, &c.
13 I can do all things through
my joy and crown, so stand fast indone that ye did communicate with the Lord, my dearly beloved.
2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech 15 Now, ye Philippians, know
also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me, as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.
16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity...
17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
br181 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 sacri
I The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the COLOSSIANS.
fice acceptable, well-pleasing toGod. 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.
3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ 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 of 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 unto us your love in the Spirit. : 9 For this
cause we also, since the
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light;
18 Who hath delivered us from the power 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 domi
nions, 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 bo
dy, the church; who is the begin
ning, the first-born from the dead; that in all things he might have the pre-eminence;
Of vain traditions, &c. FOR 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;
19 For it pleased the Father, that in him should all fulness dwell: 2 That their hearts might be 20 And having made peace comforted, being knit together in through the blood of his cross by love, and unto all riches of the full ashim to reconcile all things unto him-surance of understanding, to the acself; by him, I say, whether they be knowledgment of the mystery of things in earth, or things in heaven. 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.
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
5 For though I be absent in the
death, to present you holy, and un-flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, blameable, and unreproveable in joying and beholding your order, his sight; and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
6 As ye have, therefore, received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him;
25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God, which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
every man perfect in Christ Jesus;
24 Who now rejoice in my suf-in with thanksgiving. ferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church;
26 Even the mystery, which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
27 To whom God would make known 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
7 Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding there
8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ:
9 For in him dwelleth all the ful ness 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 by the 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.