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The change at the last day. Chap. xvi. Of relieving our bretbren. which is natural; and afterward/ Of relieving our brethren. that which is spiritual.

OW, concerning the col 47 The first man is of the earth, lection for the saints, as I earthy; the second man is the have given order to the churches Lord from heaven.

of Galatia, even so do ye. 48 As is the earthy, such are 2 Upon the first day of the week, they also that are earthy; and as let every one of you lay by him in is the heavenly, such are they al-Istore as God hath prospered him, so that are heavenly.

that there be no gatherings when 49 And as we have borne the I come. image of the earthy, we shall also 3 And when I come, whomsobear the image of the heavenly. ever ye shall approve by your let

50 Now this I say, brethren, ters, them will I send to bring that flesh and blood cannot inhe-your liberality unto Jerusalem. rit the kingdom of God; neither 4 And if it be meet that I go doth corruption inherit incorrup- also, they shall go with me. tion.

5 Now I will come unto you, 51 Behold, I shew you 'a mys- when I shall pass through Macetery; we shall not all sleep, but donia : (for I do pass through we shall all be changed,

Macedonia :) 52 In a moment, in the twink- 6 And it may be, that I will aling of an eye, at the last trump; bide, yea, and winter with you, for the trumpet shall sound, and that ye may bring me on my jour-, the dead shall be raised incorrup-ney whithersoever I go. tible, and we shall be changed. For I will not see you now

53 For this corruptible must by the way; but I trust to tarry a put on incorruption, and this mor-while with you, if the Lord permit. tal must put on immortality. 8 But I will tarry at Ephesus

54 So when this corruptible until Pentecost. shall have put on incorruption, 9 For a great door and effectu. and this mortal shall have put on al is opened unto me, and there immortality, then shall be brought are many adversaries, to pass the saying that is writ- 10 Now, if Timotheus come, ten, Death is swallowed up in vic-see that he may be with you tory.

without fear: for he worketh the 55 O death! where is thy sting ? work of the Lord, as I also do. O grave ! where is thy victory 11 Let no man, therefore, de

56 The sting of death is sin; spise him; but conduct him forth and the strength of sin is the law : in peace, that he may come unto

57 But thanks be to God, which me: for I look for him with the giveth us the victory through our brethren, Lord Jesus Christ.

12 As touching our brother A. 58 Therefore, my beloved bre-pollos, I greatly desired him to thren, be ye stedfast, unmovea- come unto you with the brethren: ble, always abounding in the work but his will was not at all to come of the Lord, forasmuch as ye atthistime; buthe willcome when know that your labour is not in he shall have convenient time. vain in the Lord.

13 Watch ye, stand fast in the CHAP. XVI. İfaith, quit you likemen, bestrong,

Paul encouragetb II. Corinthians. against troubles. 14 Let all your things be done you much in the Lord, with the with charity,

Ichurch that is in their house. 15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye 20 All the brethren greet you. know the house of Stephanas, Greet ye one another with an hothat it is the first-fruits of Achaia, ly kiss, and that they have addicted them 21 The salutation of me Paul selves to the ministry of thesaints,) with mine own hand,

16 That ye submit yourselves, 22 If any man love not the Lord unto such; and to every one that Jesus Christ, let him be Anathe, helpeth with us, and laboureth, ma, Maranatha,

17 I am glad of the coming of 23 The grace of our Lord JeStephanas, and Fortunatus, and sus Christ be with you. Achaicus; forthat which was lack-24 My love be with you all in ing on your part they have sup-Christ Jesus, Amen, plied.

18 For they have refreshed my The first epistle to the Corin, spirit and yours; therefore ac- thians was written from Phil, knowledge ye them that are such. lippi, by Stephanas, and For

19 The churches of Asia salute tunatus, and Achaicus, and you. Aquila and Priscilla salutel Timotheus. TTHE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL, THE APOSTLE,


vation, which is effectual in the Encouragement against troubles. enduring of the same sufferings AUL, an apostle of Jesus which we also suffer; or whether

Christ, by the will of God, we be comforted, it is for your and Timothy our brother, unto consolation and salvation. the church of God which is at 7. And our hope of you is stedCorinth, with all the saints which fast, knowing, that as ye are parare in all Achaia ; takers of the sufferings, so sbalt

. 2 Grace be to you, and peace, be also of the consolation, from God our Father, and from 8 For we would not brethren, the Lord Jesus Christ. have you igħorant of our trouble

3 Blessed be God, even the Fa, which came to us in Asia, that ther of our Lord Jesus Christ, the we were pressed out of measure, Father of mercies, and the God above strength, insomuch that we of all comfort

despaired even of life: 4 Who comforteth us in all our 9 But we had the sentence of tribulation, that we may be able death in ourselves, that we should to comfort them which are in any not trust in ourselves, but in God, trouble, by the comfort where - which raiseth the dead; with we ourselves are comforted 10 Who delivered us from so

great a death, and doth deliver ; 5 For as the sufferings of Christ in whom we trust that he will get abound in us, so our consolation deliver us ; also aboundeth by Christ,

11 Ye also helping together by 6 And whether we be afflicted, prayer for us, that, for the gift it is for your consolation and sal- bestowed upon us by the means of

of God,


di As also ye haye acknow. Bumysel, e termined this

would not

He excuseth his long absence. Chap. ii. His success in preaching. many persons, thanks may be gi- 22 Who hath also sealed us, ven by many on our behalf.

and given the earnest of the Spi. 12 For our rejoicing is this, the rit in our hearts. testimony of our conscience, that 23 Moreover, I call God for a in simplicity and godly sincerity, record upon my soul, that to spare not with fleshly wisdom, but by you, I came not as yet unto Cothe grace of God, we have hadrinth. our conversation in the world, 24 Not for that we have domiand more abundantly to you-ward. nion over your faith, but are help

13 For we write none other ers of your joy : for by faith ye things unto you than what ye read stand. or acknowledge; and I trust ye

CHAP. II. shall acknowledge even to the Paul's success in preaching.

UT I determined this witli 14 As also ye haye acknow- myselfthat ledged us in part, that we are come again to you in heaviness. your rejoicing, even as ye also 2 For if I make you sorry, who are ours, in the day of the Lord is he then that maketh me glad, Jesus.

but the same which is made sorry 15 And in this confidence I was by me? minded to come unto you before, 3 And I wrote this same unto that ye might have a second be- you, lest, when I came, I should nefit;

have sorrow from them of whom 16 And to pass by you into I ought to rejoice; having confiMacedonia, and to come again dence in you all, that my joy is out of Macedonia unto you, and the joy of you all. of you to be brought on my way * For out of much affliction and toward Judea.

anguish of heart, I wrote unto 17 When I, therefore, was you with many tears; not that thus minded, did I use lightness ? ye should be grieved, but that

ye or the things that I purpose, do might know the love which I have I purpose according to the flesh, more abundantly unto you. that with me there should be yea, 5 But if any have caused grief, yea, and nay, nay?

he hath not grieved me, bui in 18 But as God is true, our part; that I may not overchargo word toward you was not yea and you all, nay.

6 Sufficient to such a man is 19 For the Son of God, Jesus this punishment which was inflictChrist, who was preached among ed of many. you by us, even by me, and Syl- 7 So that contrariwise, ye ought. vanus, and Timotheus, was not rather to forgive him, and comyea and nay, but in him was fort him, lest perhaps such an one yea.

should be swallowed up with 20 For all the promises of God over-much sorrow. in him are yea, and in him amen, 8 Wherefore I beseech you that unto the glory of God by us. ye would confirm your love tons

21 Now he which stablisheth ard him. us with you in Christ, and hath 9 For to this end also did I anointed us, is God;

write, that I might know the "

Of ministers

II. Corinthians. of the law and gospel. proof of you, whether ye be obe- festly declared to be the epistle of dient in all things.

Christ ministered by us, written 10 To whom ye forgive any not with ink, but with the Spirit thing, I forgive also: for if I for- of the living God; not in tagave any thing, to whom I for-bles of stone, but in fleshly tables gave it, for your sakes forgave 1 of the heart. it, in the person of Christ; 4 And such trust have we

11 Lest Satan should get an ad-through Christ to God-ward : vantage of us : for we are not ig- 5 Not that we are sufficient of norant of his devices.

ourselves to think any thing as of 12 Furthermore, when I came ourselves; but our sufficiency is to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, of God; and a door was opened unto me 6 Who also hath made us able of the Lord,

ministers of the new testament ; 13 I had no rest in my spirit, not of the letter, but of the spirit : because I found not Titus my for the letter killeth, but the spibrother: but taking my leave of rit giveth life. them, I went from thence into 7 But if the ministration of Maceilonia.

death, written and engraven in 14. Now thanks be unto God, stones, was glorious, so that the which always causeth us to tri- children of Israel could not stedumph in Christ, and maketh ma- fastly behold the face of Moses, nifest the savour of his knowledge for the glory of his countenance, by us in every place.

which glory was to be done away; 15 For we are unto God a 8 How shall not the ministratisweet savour of Christ in them on of the Spirit be rather glorious ? that are saved, and in them that 9 For if the ministration of conperish.

demnation be glory, much more 16 To the one we are the savour doth the ministration of righteousof death unto death; and to the ness exceed in glory. other the savour of life unto life : 10 For even that which was and who is sufficient for these made glorious had no glory in this things.

respect, by reason of the glory 17 For we are not as many, that excelleth. which corrupt the word of God: 1 For if that which is done as but as of sincerity, but as of God, way was glorious, much more in the sight of God speak we in that which remaineth is glorious. Christ.

12 Seeing then that we have CHAP. III.

such hope, we use great plainness Of ministers of the law and gospel. of speech;

O we begin again to corn- 13 And not as Moses, which

mend ourselves ? or need put a vail over his face, that the we, as some others, epistles of children of Israel could not sted. commendation to you, or letters fastly look to the end of that which of commendation from you? is abolished:

2 Ye are our epistle written in 14 But their minds were blindour hearts, known and read of ed: for until this day remaineth all men:

the same vail untaken away in 3 Forasmuch as ye are mani-Ithe reading of the old testament;

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Paul's comfort
Chap. V.

in distress. which vail is done away in of the power may be of God,

15 But even unto this day, and not of us. when Moses is read, the vail is 8 We are troubled onevery side, upon their heart.

yet not distressed; we are per16 Nevertheless, when it shall plexed, but not in despair; turn to the Lord, the vail shall 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; be taken away.

cast down, but not destroyed ; 17 Now, the Lord is that Spi- 10 Always bearing about in the rit: and where the Spirit of the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, Lord is, there is liberty. that the life also of Jesus might

18 But we all with open face, be made manifest in our body. beholding, as in a glass, the glory 11 For we which live are alway of the Lord, are changed into delivered unto death for Jesus' the same image, from glory to sake, that the life also of Jesus glory, even as by the Spirit of the might be made manifest in our Lord.

mortal flesh. CHAP. IV.

12 So then death worketh in Paul's comfort in distress. us, but life in you. THEREFORE, seeing we 13 We having the same Spirit

have this ministry, as we of faith, according as it is written, have received mercy, we faint not; I believed, and therefore have I

2 But have renounced the hid- spoken; we also believe, and den things of dishonesty, not therefore speak: walking in craftiness, nor hand- 14 Knowing that he which rai. ling the word of God deceitfully ; sed up the Lord Jesus, shall raise but, by manifestation of the truth up us also by Jesus, and shall precommending ourselves to every sent us with you. man's conscience in the sight of 15 For all things are for your God.

sakes, that the abundant grace 3 But if our gospel be hid, it might, through the thanksgiving of is hid to them that are lost : many, redound to the glory of God.

4 In whom the god of this 16 For which cause we faint world hath blinded the minds of not; but though our outward them which believe. not, lest the man perish, yet the inward man light of the glorious gospel of is renewed day by day. Christ, who is the image of God, 17 For our light affliction, should shine unto them. which is but for a moment, work

5 For we preach not ourselves, eth for us a far more exceeding, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and and eternal weight of glory; curselves your servants for Jesus' 18 While we look not at the sake.

things which are seen, but at the 6 For God, who commanded things which are not seen : for the the light to shine out of darkness, things which are seen, are tempohath shined in our hearts, to give ral, but the things which are not the light of the knowledge of the seen, are eternal. glory of God in the face of Jesus

CHAP. V. Christ.

His hope of immortal glory. 7

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