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902 Christ freed us. GALATIANS. The liberty of the abspiez
. 4 But when the fulness of the time was is, and is in bondage with her children come, God sent forth his Son, made of a 26 But Jerusalem which is above is woman, made under the law,
free, which is the mother of us all. 5 To redeem them that were under 27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou bar the law, that we might receive the adop- reni that bearest not; break forth and tion of sons.
cry, thou that travailest not : for the 6 And because ye are sons, God hath desolate hath many more children than sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your she which hath an husband. ** hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was 7 Wherefore thou art no more a ser- are the children of proinise. vant, but a son; and if a son, then an 29 But as then he that was born after heir of God through Christ.
the flesh persecuted him that was bort: 8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not after the Spirit, even so it is now. ** God, ye did service unto them which 30 Nevertheless, what saith the scripby nature are no gods.
ture? Cast out the bond-woman and her 9 But now, after that ye have known son: for the son of the bond-woman shall God, or rather are known of God, how not be heir with the son of the free-woman. turn ye again to the weak and beggarly 31. So then, brethren, we are not chilelements, whereunto ye desire again to be dren of the bond-woman, but of the free. in bondage?
CHAP. V. 10 Ye observe days, and months, and 1 Paal moveth them to stand in their übtimes, and years.
erty 3 and not to observe circunci. 11 I am afraid of you, lest I have be- sion ; 13 but rather love. stowed upon you labour in vain.
TAND fast therefore in the liberty I , be as I STA
wherewith Christ hath made us free, am; for I am as ye are : ye have not and be not entangled again with the injured me at all.
yoke of bondage. (13 Ye know how through infirmity of 2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if the flesh I preached the gospel unto you ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you at the first.
nothing. : 14 And my temptation which was in 3 For I testify again to every man my fiesh ye despised nnt, nor rejected ; that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to but received me as an angel of God, do the wholelaw, even as Christ Jesus.
4 Christ is become of no effect' unto 15 Where is then the blessedness ye you, whosoever of you are justified by spake of? for I bear you record, that, if the law ; ye are fallen from grace. ii had been possible, ye would have pluck- 5 For we through the Spirit wait for ed out your own eyes, and have given the hope of righteousness by faith. them to me.
6 För in Jesus Christ neither circum16 Am I therefore become your enemy cision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcibecause I tell you the truth?
sion ; but faith which worketh by love. 17 They zealously affect you, but not 7 Ye did run well, who did hinder you well; yea, they would exclude you, that that ye should not obey the truth? ye might affect them.
8 This persuasion cometh not of him 18 But it is good to be zealously af- that calleth you. fected always in a good thing, and not 9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole only when I am present with you. lump.
19 My little children, of whom I travail 10 I have confidence in you through in birth again,until Christ be formed in you, the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise
20 I desire to be present with you minded : but he that troubleth you shall now, and to change my voice ; for I stand bear his judgment, whosoever he be. in doubt of you.
11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach 21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under li circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecu. the law, Do ye not hear the law?
tion. then is the offence of the cross ceased. 22 For it is written, that Abraham 12 I would they were even cut off had two sons, the one by a bond-maid, which trouble you. the other by a free-woman.
13 For, brethren, ye have been called 23 But he who was of the bond-wom-unto liberty ; only use not liberty for an an, was born after the flesh; but he of occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one the free-woman was by promise.
another, 24 Which things are an allegory : for 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one these are the two covenants ;, the one word, even in this, Thou shalt love thy from the mount Sinai, which gendereth neighbour as thyself
. to bondage, which is Agar.
15 But if ye bite and devour one an25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Ara- other, take heed that ye be not consumed bia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now one of another.
The fruit of the Spirit.
CHAP. I. To be liberal to teachers. 903 16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, if work, and then shall he have rejoicing in and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. himself alone, and not in another.
17 Forthe flesh lusteth against the Spirit, 5 For every man shall bear his own and the Spirit against the flesh: and these burden. are contrary the one to the other; so that 6 Let him that is taught in the word ye cannot do the things that ye would. communicate unto him that teacheth in
18 But if ye be led by the Spirit, ye are all good things. not under the law.
7 Be not deceived ; God is not mocked: 19 Now the works of the flesh are man- for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall ifest, which are these, Adultery, forni- he also reap. cation, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
8 For he that soweth to his flesh, shall 20 İdolatry, witchcraft, hatred, vari- of the flesh reap corruption : but he that ance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, soweth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit heresies,
reap life everlasting. 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, 9And let us not be weary in well-dorevellings, and such like: of the which I ing: for in due season we shall reap, if tell you before, as I have also told you in we faint not. time past, that they which do such things 10 As we have therefore opportunity, let shall not inherit the kingdom of God. us do good unto all men, especially unto
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, them who are of the household of faith. joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, 11 Ye see how large a letter I have goodness, faith,
written unto you with mine own hand. 23 Meekness, temperance : against 12 As many as desire to make a fair such there is no law.
shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be 24 And they that are Christ's have cru- circumcised ; only lest they should suffer cified the flesh, with the affectionsandlusts. persecution for the cross of Christ.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also 13 For neither they themselves who walk in the Spirit.
are circumcised keep the law; but desire 26 Let us not be desirous of vain-glo to have you circumcised, that they may ry, provoking one another, envying one glory in your flesh. another.
14 But God forbid that I should glory, CHAP. VI.
save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Paul willeth them to deal mildly with | by whom the world is crucified unto me,
a brother that hath slipped, 6 to be lib- and I unto the world. eral to their teachers, 9 and not to be 15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumweary of well-doing.
cision availeth any thing, nor uncircumB . cisionbut as mwngresturen;
in a fault, ye which are spiritual, re- 16 And as many as walk according to store such an one in the spirit of meek- | this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, ness ; considering thyself, lest thou also and upon the Israel of God. be tempted.
17 From henceforth let no man trouble 2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and me: for I bear in my body the marks so fulfil the law of Christ.
of the Lord Jesus. 3 For if a man think himself to be 18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord something, when he is nothing, he de- | Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. ceiveth himself.
Unto the Galatians, written from 4 But let every man prove his own
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
4 According as he hath chosen us in 4 Of election, 6 and adoption, 11 which him, before the foundation of the world, is the fountain of man's salvation. that we should be holy and without
an apostle of Jesus Christ by blame before him in love the will of God, to the saints which 5 Having predestinated us unto the are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Christ Jesus:
himself, according to the good pleasure 2 Grace be to you, and peace from of his will, God our Father, and from the Lord Je- 6 To the praise of the glory of his sus Christ.
grace, wherein he hath made us accepted 3 Blessed be the God and Father of in the beloved : our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed 7 In whom we have redemption through us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly his blood, the forgiveness of sins, accordplaces in Christ :
ing to the riches of his grace,
906 Against fornication. ÉPHESIANS. Duty of wives and husbands. through the ignorance that is in them, 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with because of the blindness of their heart : them.
19 Who being past feeling have given 8 For ye were sometime darkness, but themselves over unto lasciviousness, to now are ye light in the Lord : walk as work all uncleanness with greedmess.
children of light; 20 But ye have not so learned Christ; 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all
21 If so be that ye have heard him, goodness, and righteousness, and truth ;) and have been taught by him, as the 10 Proving what is acceptable unto truth is in Jesus :
the Lord. 22 That ye put off concerning the 11 And have no fellowship with the former conversation the old man, which unfruitful works of darkness, but rather is corrupt according to the deceitful reprove them. 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. 24 And that ye put on the new man,
13 But all things that are reprored, which after God is created in righteous- are made manifest by the light : for whatness and true holiness.
soever doth make manifest is light. 25 Wherefore putting away lying,
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake, thou speak every man truth with his neigh- that sleepest, and arise from the dead, bour: for we are members one of another. and Christ shall give thee light.
26 Be ye angry, and sin not : let not 15 See then that ye walk circumspectthe sun go down upon your wrath : ly, not as fools, but as wise,
27 Neither give place to the devil. 16 Redeeming the time, because the
28 Let him that stole steal no more : days are evil. but rather let him labour, working with 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but unhis hands the thing which is good, that he derstanding what the will of the Lord is. may have to give to him that needeth. 18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein
29 Let no corrupt communication pro- is excess ; but be filled with the Spirit ; ceel out of your mouth, but that which is 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms,and gool to the use of edifying, that it may hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and minister grace unto the hearers.
making melody in your heart to the Lord, 30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of 20 Giving thanks always for all things God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day unto God and the Father, in the name of of redemption.
our Lord Jesus Christ ; 31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and 21 Submitting yourselves one to anothanger, and clamour, and evil-speaking, er in the fear of God. be put away from you, with all ‘malice : 22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your
32 And be ye kind one to another, own husbands, as unto the Lord. tender-hearted, forgiving one another, 23 For the husband is the head of the even as God for Christ's sake hath for- | wife, even as Christ is the head of the given you.
church: and he is the Saviour of the body. CHAP. V.
24 Therefore as the church is sahject 2 Paul exhorteth to charity, 3 to flee unto Christ, so let the wives be to their fornication. 22 The duties of wives,
own husbands in every thing: 25 and husbands.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Beve therefore followers of God, as
Christ also loved the church, and gave
himself for it ; 2 And walk in love, as Christ also 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse hath loved us, and hath given himself for it with the washing of water by the word, us an offering and a sacrifice to God for 27 That he might present it to himselt a sweet-smelling savour.
a glorious church, not having spot or 3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, wrinkle, or any such thing ; but that it or covetousness, lot it not be once named should be holy and without blemish. among you, as becometh saints ;
28 So ought men to love their wives, 4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talk- as their own boulies. He that loveth his ing, nor jesting, which are not conveni-wife, loveth himself. ent: but rather giving of thanks.
29 For no man ever yet hated his own 5 For this ye know, that no whoremon- flesh ; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, ger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, even as the Lord the church : who is an idolater, hath any inheritance 30 For we are members of his body, in the kingdom of Christ and of God. of his flesh, and of his bones.
6 Let no man deceive you with vain 31 For this cause shall a man leare worils : for because of these things com- his father and mother, and shall be joinéth the wrath of God upon the children | ed unto his wife, and they two shall la of disobedience.
The duty of children.
CHAP. I. The Christian's armour. 907 32 This is a great mystery: but I speak of this world, against spiritual wickedness concerning Christ and the church. in high places.
33 Nevertheless, let every one of you 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole in particular so love his wife even as armour of God, that ye may be able to himself: and the wife see that she rever- withstand in the evil day, and having ence her husband.
done all, to stand. CHAP. VI.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins 1 The duty of children, 5 of servants. girt about with truth, and having on the
10 Our life is a warfare. 13 The breast-plate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the prepa-
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, 2 Honour thy father and mother (which | wherewith ye shall be able to quench all is the first commandment with proinise) the fiery darts of the wicked.
3 That it may be well with thee, and 17 And take the helmet of salvation, thou mayest live long on the earth. and the sword of the Spirit, which is the
4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your word of God: children to wrath : but bring them up in 18 Praying always with all prayer and the nurture and admonition of the Lord. supplication in the Spirit, and watching
5 Servants, be obedient to them that thereunto with all perseverance and supare your masters according to the flesh, plication for all saints; with fear and trembling, in singleness of 19 And for me, that utterance may be your heart, as unto Christ ;
given unto me, that I may open my mouth 6 Not with eye-service, as men-pleas- boldly, to make known the mystery of ers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the gospel, the will of God from the heart ;
20 For which I am an aribassador in 7 With good will doing service, as to bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, the Lord, and not to men :
as I ought to speak. 8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing 21 But that ye also ray know my afany man doeth, the same shall he receive fairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. | brother and faithful minister in the Lord,
9 And, ye masters, do the same things shall make known to you all things : unto them, forbearing threatening: know- 22 Whom I have sent unto you for the ing that your Master also is in heaven; nei- same purpose, that ye might know our ther is there respect of persons with him. affairs, and that he might comfort your
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in hearts. the Lord, and in the power of his might. 23 Peace be to the brethren, and love
11 Put on the whole armour of God, with faith from God the Father and the that ye may be able to stand against the Lord Jesus Christ. wiles of the devil.
24 Grace be with all them that love our 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen. blood, but against principalities, against f Written from Rome unto the Ephepowers, against the rulers of the darkness sians, by Tychicus.
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
6 Being confident of this very thing, 3 Paul's thankfulness and prayers 10 that he which hath begun a good work
God for the Philippians. 21 His read- in you, will perform it until the day of
7 Even as it is meet for me to think AUL and Timotheus, the servants of this of you all, because I have you in my Jesus which are at Philippi, with the land in the defence and confirmation of the bishops and deacons :
gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. 2 Ġrace be unto you, and peace, from 8 For God is my record, how greatly God our Father and from the Lord Je- | I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus sus Christ.
Christ. 3 I dank my God upon every remem- 9 And this I pray, that your love may brance of you,
abound yet more and more in knowledge 4 Always in every praver of mine for and in all judgment; you all making request with joy,
10 That ye may approve things that 5 For your fellowship in the gospel are excellent ; that ye may be sincere from the first day until now;
and withcut office till the day of Christ
903 Paul's readiness to suffer. PHILIPPIANS. He exhorieth to unity, Uc. 11 Being filled with the fruits of right
CHAP. II. eousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto 1 Paul exhorteth to unity and humility, the glory and praise of God.
19 and to a careful proceeding in ths 12 But I would ye should understand, way of salvation. brethren, that the things which happened IF Chrise, if any comfort of love, if any unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel ;
fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and 13 So that my bonds in Christ are man- mercies, ifest in all the palace, and in all other 2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be like places ;
minded, having the same love, being of 14 And many of the brethren in the one accord, of one mind. Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are 3 Let nothing be done through strife much more bold to speak the word with- or vain glory ; but in lowliness of mind out fear.
let each esteem other better than them15 Some indeed preach Christ even of selves. envy and strife; and some also of good will. 4 Look not every man on his own
16 The one preach Christ of conten- | things, but every man also on the things tion, not sincerely, supposing to add af- of others. fiction to my bonds :
5 Let this mind be in you, which was 17 But the other of love, knowing that also in Christ Jesus : I am set for the defence of the gospel. 6 Who, being in the form of God,
18 What then notwithstanding, every thought it not robbery to be equal with way, whether in pretence or in truth, God: Christ is preached; and I therein do re- 7 But made himself of no reputation, joice, yea, and will rejoice.
and took upon him the form of a servant, 19 For I know that this shall turn to and was made in the likeness of men : my salvation through your prayer, and 8 And being found in fashion as a man, the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, he humbled himself, and became obedient and my hope, that in nothing I shall be 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exashamed, but that with all boldness, as alted him, and given him a name which always, so now also, Christ shall be mag. is above every name : nified in my body, whether it be by life, 10 That at the name of Jesus every or by death.
knee hould bow, of things in heaven, and 21 For to me to live is Christ, and to things in earth, and things under the die is gain.
earth; 22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the 11 And that every tongue should conifruit of my labour : yet what I shall | fess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glochoose I wot not.
ry of God the Father. 23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, 12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have having a desire to depart, and to be with always obeyed, not as in my presence onChrist; which is far better :
ly, but now much more in my absence, 24 Nevertheless, to abide in the flesh work out your own salvation with fear is more needful for you.
and trembling 25 And having this confidence, I know 13 For it is God which worketh in you that I shall abide and continue with you both to will and todo of his good pleasure. all for your furtherance and joy of faith ; 14 Do all things without murmurings
26 That your rejoicing may be more and disputings : abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my 15 That ye may be blameless and coming to you again.
harmless, the sons of God, without re27 Only let your conversation be as buke, in the midst of a crooke:l and perit becometh the gospel of Christ : that verse nation, among whom ye shine as whether I come and see you, or else be lights in the world; absent, I may hear of your affuirs, that ye 16 Holding forth the word of life ; that stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striv- | I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I ing together for the faith of the gospel ; have not run in vain, neither laboured in
28 And in nothing terrified by your vain. adversaries : which is to them an evident 17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the token of perdition, but to you of salvation, sacrifice and service of your faith, 1 jay, and that of God.
and rejoice with you all. 29 For unto you it is given in the be- 18 For the same cause also do ye jov, half of Christ, not only to believe on him, and rejoice with me. but also to suffer for his sake;
19 But I trust in the Lord Jesuis to 30 Having the same conflict which send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I ye saw in me, and now hear to be in also may be of good comfort, when I know