Page images

I doubtless belongs for wat upon me.

Paul's wonderful 2 CORINTHIANS. revelations.

30 If [ must needs glory, 1|e7 And lest I should be exaltwill glory of the things which ed above measure through concern mine infirmities. the abundance of the revela

31 The God and Father of ions, there was given to me our Lord Jesus Christ, which a thorn in the flesh, the mesis blessed for evermore,know-senger of Satan to buffet me, eth that I lie not.

lest I should be exalted above f32 In Damascus the govern- measure. or under Aretas the king kept & For this thing I besought the city of the Damascenes the Lord thrice, that it might with a garrison, desirous to depart from me. apprehend me:

6 9 And he said unto me, Mý 33 And through a window grace is sufficient for thee: in a basket was I let down for my strength is made perby the wall, and escaped his feet in weakness. Most gladhands.

ly therefore will I rather CHAP. XII.

glory in my infirmities, that T is not expedient for me the power of Christ may rest come to visions and revela- cio Therefore I take pleasure tions of the Lord.

in infirmities, in reproaches, f2 I knew a man in Christ in necessities in persecutions, about fourteen years ago, in distresses for Christ's sake: (whether in the body I can- for when I am weak, then not tell; or whether out of am I strong: the body, I cannot tell: God 11 I am become a fool in knoweth;)such an one caught glorying: ye have compelled up to the third heaven, me: for 1 ought to have been

3 And I knew such a man, commended of you: for in (whether in the body, or out nothing am I behind the very of the body, I cannot tell: chiefest apostles, though I be God knoweth;)

nothing. m4 How that he was caught 12 Truly the signs of an up into paradise, and heard apostle were wrought among unspeakable words, which you in all patience, in signs, it is not lawful for a man to and wonders, and mighty utter.

deeds. 5 of such an one will I glo 13 For what is it wherein ry: yet of myself I will not ye were inferior to other glory, but in mine infirmities. Churches, except it be that I

6 For thongh I would de- myself was not burdensome sire to glory, I shall not be a to you?forgive me this wrong. fool; for I will say the truth: a 14 Behold, the third time but now I forbear, lest any I am ready to come to you; man should think of me and I will not be burdensome above that which he seeth me to you: for I seek not yours, to be, or that he heareth of me. but you: for the children



[ocr errors]


Paul learned the GALATIANS. gospel of God. power which the Lord hath b 14 The grace of the Lord given me to edification, and Jesus Christ, and the love of not to destruction.

God, and the communion of d 11 Finally, brethren, fare- the Holy Ghost, be with you well. Be perfect, be of good all. Amen. comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love 4 The second epistle to the and peace shall be with you. Corinthians was written

12 Greet one another with from Philippi, a city of an holy kiss.

Macedonia, by Titus and 13 All the saints salute you.

The Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to the

t CHAP. I.

9 As we said before, so say an apostle, (not of I now again, If any man men, neither by man, but preach any other gospel unto by Jesus Christ, and God the you than that ye have receivFather, who raised him from ed, let him be accursed. the dead;)

pío For do I now persuade 2 And all the brethren men, or God? or do I seek to which are with me, unto the please men? for if I yet pleaschurches of Galatia:


I should not be the t 3 Grace be to you and peace servant of Christ. from God the Father, and t 11 But I certify you, bre

from our Lord Jesus Christ, thren, that the gospel which * 4 Who gave himself for our was preached of me is not af. sins, that he might deliver us ter man. from this present evil world, t 12 For I neither received it according to the will of God of man, neither was I taught and our Father:

it, but by the revelation of d 5 To whom be glory for Jesus Christ. ever and ever. Amen.

13 For ye have heard of my 6 I marvel that ye are so conversation in time past in soon removed from him that the Jews' religion, how that called you into the grace of beyond measure I persecut. Christ unto another gospel: ed the church of God, and c 7 Which is not another; but wasted it: there be some that trouble 14 And profited in the Jews' you, and would pervert the religion above many my gospel of Christ.

equals in mine own nation, w8 But though we, or an an-being more exceedingly zeala gel from heaven, preach any ous of the traditions of my other gospel unto you than fathers. that which we have preached t 15 But when it pleased God, unto you, let him be accursed. who separated me from my

[graphic][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][subsumed][subsumed][ocr errors][ocr errors][subsumed]

Of justification GALATIANS.

by faith. the same which I also was things which I destroyed, I forward to do.

make myself a transgressor. 8 11 But when Peter was come d 19 For I through the lawam to Antioch, I withstood him dead to the law, that I might to the face, because he was live unto God. to be blamed.

e 20 I am crucified with f 12 For before that certain Christ: nevertheless I live; came from James, he did eat yet not I, but Christ liveth in with the Gentiles: but when me: and the life which I now they were come, he withdrew live in the flesh I live by the and separated himself, fear-faith of the Son of God, who ing them which were of the loved me, and gave himself circumcision.

for me. p 13 And the other Jews dis-t 21 I do not frustrate the sembled likewise with him; grace of God: for if righteous. insomuch that Barnabas also ness come by the law, then was carried away with their Christ is dead in vain. dissimulation.

CHAP. III. 14 But when I saw that they. O who hath bewitched

FOOLISH Galatians, walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gos- you, that ye should not obey pel, I said unto Peter before the truth, before whose eyes them all, If thou, being a Jew, Jesus Christ hath been evilivest after the manner of dently set forth, crucified Gentiles, and not as do the among you? Jews, why compellest thout 2 This only would I learn the Gentiles to live as do the of you, Received ye the SpiJews?

rit by the works of the law 15 We who are Jews by na- or by the hearing of faith? ture, and not sinners of the 3 Are ye so foolish? having Gentiles,

begun in the Spirit, are ye «t 16 Knowing that a man is now made perfect by the flesh? not justified by the works of 4 Have ye suffered so many the law, but by the faith of things in vain? if it be yet in Jesus Christ, even we have vain. believed in Jesus Christ, that 5 He therefore that miniswe might be justified by the tereth to you the Spirit, and faith of Christ, and not by the worketh miracles among you, works of the law: for by the doeth he it by the works of the works of the law shall no law, or by the hearing of faith? flesh be justified.

t 6 Even as Abraham believed 17 But if, while we seek to God, and it was accounted to be justified by Christ, we our- him for righteousness. selves also are found sinners, 7 Know ye therefore that is therefore Christ the minis- they which are of faith, the ter of sin? God forbid. same are the children of 18 For if I build again the Abraham.

« PreviousContinue »