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Paul exhorteth to unity.
Of Christ's different gifts. 20 Now unto him that is above all heavens, that he might able to do exceeding abundantly fill all things.) above all that we ask or think,
11 And he gave some, apoaccording to the power that stles; and some, prophets; and worketh in us,
some, evangelists; and some, 21 Unto him be glory in the pastors and teachers; church by Christ Jesus, through- 12 For the perfecting of the out all ages, world without end. saints, for the work of the miAmen.
nistry, for the edifying of the CHAP. IV.,
body of Christ: Exhortation to unity.
13 Till we all come in the THEREFORE, the pri- unity of the faith, and of the
soner of the Lord,) beseech knowledge of the Son of God, you that ye walk worthy of unto a perfect man, unto the the vocation wherewith ye are measure of the stature of the called,
fulness of Christ: 2 With all lowliness and meek- 14 That we henceforth be no ness, with long-suffering, for- more children, tossed to and fro, bearing one another in love; and carried about with every
3 Endeavouring to keep the wind of doctrine, by the sleight unity of the Spirit in the bond of men, and cunning craftiness,
whereby they lie in wait to de 4 There is one body and one ceive; Spirit, even as ye are called in 15 But, speaking the truth in one hope of your calling; love, may grow up into him in
5 One. Lord, one faith, one all things, which is the head, baptism,
even Christ: 6 One God and Father of all, 16 From whom the whole who is above all, and through body fitly joined together, and all, and in
compacted by that which every 7. But unto every one of us joint supplieth, according to the is given grace according to the effectual working in the measure measure of the gift of Christ. of every part, maketh increase
8 Wherefore he saith, When of the body unto the edifying he ascended up on high, he led of itself in love. captivity captive, and gave gifts 17 This I say therefore, and unto men.
testify in the Lord, that ye 9 (Now, that he ascended, henceforth walk not as other what is it but that he also Gentiles walk, in the vanity of descended first into the lower their mind, parts of the earth?
18 Having the understanding 10 He that descended is the darkened, being alienated from same also that ascended up far the life of God through the
Exhortations to holiness,
CHAP. V. mutual kindness, and forgiveness. ignorance that is in them, bet Spirit of God, whereby ye are cause of the blindness of their sealed unto the day of redempheart;
tion. 19 Who being past feeling, 31 Let all bitterness, and have given themselves over unto wrath, and anger, and clamour, lasciviousness, to work all un- and evil-speaking, be put away cleanness with greediness. from you, with all malice: 20 But
have not so learned 32 And be ye kind one to Christ;
another, tender-hearted, forgiv21 If so be that ye have heard ing one another, even as God him, and have been taught by for Christ's sake hath forgiven him, as the truth is in Jesus:
you. 22 That ye put off, concerning
CHAP. V. the former conversation, the old
Exhortation to charity. man, which is corrupt according BE
E ye therefore followers of to the deceitful lusts;
God, as dear children; 23 And be renewed in the 2 And walk in love, as Christ spirit of your mind;
also hath loved us, and hath 24 And that ye put on the given himself for us, an offering new man, which after God is and a sacrifice to God for a created in righteousness and true sweet-smelling savour. holiness.
3 But fornication, and all un25 Wherefore putting away cleanness, or covetousness, let it lying, speak every man truth not be once named among you, with his neighbour: for we are as becometh saints; members one of another.
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish 26 Be ye angry and sin not; talking, nor jesting, which are let not the sun go down upon not convenient; but rather giv
ing of thanks. 27 Neither give place to the 5 For this ye know, that no devil.
whoremonger, nor unclean per28 Let him that stole steal no son, nor covetous man, who is more: but rather let him labour, an idolater, hath any inheritance working with his hands the thing in the kingdom of Christ and of which is good, that he may have God. to give to him that needeth. 6 Let no man deceive you
29 Let no corrupt communi- with vain words: for because of cation proceed out of your these things cometh the wrath mouth, but that which is good of God upon the children of to the use of edifying, that it disobedience. may minister grace unto the 7 Be, not ye therefore parhearers.
takers with them: 30 And grieve not the holy 8 For ye were sometimes
Of redeeming the time.
Duties of husbands, wives, darkness, but now are ye light 22 Wives, submit yourselves in the Lord: walk as children of unto your own husbands, light;
unto the Lord. 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit 23 For the husband is the is in all goodness and righteous head of the wife, even as Christ ness and truth;)
is the head of the church: and 10 Proving what is acceptable he is the Saviour of the body. unto the Lord.
24 Therefore, as the church is 11 And have no fellowship subject unto Christ; so let the with the unfruitful works of wives be to their own husbands darkness, but rather reprove them. in every thing.
12 For it is a shame even to 25 Husbands, love your wives, speak of those things which are even as Christ also loved the done of them in secret.
church, and gave himself for it; 13 But all things that are 26 That he might sanctify reproved are made manifest by and cleanse it with the washing the light: for whatsoever doth of water by the word; make manifest is light.
27 That he might present it 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake, to himself a glorious church, not thou that sleepest, and arise from having spot, or wrinkle, or any the dead, and Christ shall give such thing; but that it should thee light.
be holy and without blemish. 15 See then that ye walk cir- 28 So ought men to love cumspectly, not as fools, but as their wives as their own bodies: wise,
he that loveth his wife loveth 16 Redeeming the time, be- himself. cause the days are evil.
29 For no man ever yet hated 17 Wherefore be ye not un- his own flesh; but nourisheth wise, but understanding what and cherisheth it, even as the the will of the Lord is..
Lord the church: 18 And be not drunk with 30 For we are members of wine, wherein is excess; but be his body, of his flesh, and of his filled with the Spirit;
bones. 19 Speaking to yourselves in 31 For this cause shall a man psalms and hymns, and spiritual leave his father and mother, songs, singing and making me- and shall be joined unto his wife, lody in your heart to the Lord; and they two shall be one flesh.
20 Giving thanks always for 32 This is a great mystery: all things unto God and the but I speak concerning Christ Father, in the name of our Lord and the church. Jesus Christ;
33 Nevertheless, let every one 21 Submitting yourselves one of you in particular so love his to another in the fear of God. wife even as himself; and the
children, parents, servants, &c. CHAP. VI.
The christians' armour. wife see that she reverence her 11 Put on the whole armour husband.
of God, that ye may be able to CHAP. VI.
stand against the wiles of the Several duties recommended. devil. HILDREN, Obey your 12 For we wrestle not against
parents in the Lord: for flesh and blood, but against this is right.
principalities, against powers, 2 Honour thy father and against the rulers of the darkmother, (which is the first com- ness of this world, against spirimandment with promise,) tual wickedness in high places.
3 That it may be well with 13 Wherefore take unto you thee, and thou mayest live long the whole armour of God, that on the earth.
ye may be able to withstand in 4 And ye fathers, provoke the evil day, and, having done not your children to wrath: but all, to stand. bring them up in the nurture 14 Stand therefore, having and admonition of the Lord. your loins girt about with truth,
5 Servants, be obedient to and having on the breast-plate thern that are your masters ac- of righteousness; cording to the flesh, with fear 15 And your feet shod with and trembling, in singleness of the preparation of the gospel of your heart, as unto Christ;
peace; 6 Not with eye-service, as 16 Above all, taking the men-pleasers; but as the ser- shield of faith, wherewith ye vants of Christ, doing the will shall be able to quench all the of God from the heart;
fiery darts of the wicked. 7 With good will doing ser- 17 And take the helmet of vice, as to the Lord, and not to salvation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God: 8 Knowing that whatsoever 18 Praying always with all good thing any man doeth, the prayer and supplication in the same shall he receive of the Spirit, and watching thereunto Lord, whether he be bond or with all perseverance and supfree.
plication for all saints; 9 And ye masters, do the 19 And for me, that utterance same things unto them, forbear- may be given unto me, that I ing threatening: 'knowing that may open my mouth boldly, to your Master also is in heaven; make
known the mystery of the neither is there respect of per- gospel, sons with him.
20 For which I am an am10 Finally, my brethren, be bassador in bonds; that therein strong in the Lord, and in the I may speak boldly, as I ought power of his might
EPHESIANS, VI. The apostle's conclusion. 21 But that ye also may
know 23 Peace be to the brethren, my affairs, and how I do, Tychi- and love with faith, from God cus, a beloved brother and faith- the Father, and the Lord Jesus ful minister in the Lord, shall Christ. make known to you all things : 24 Grace be with all them
22 Whom I have sent unto that love our Lord Jesus Christ you for the same purpose, that ye in sincerity. Amen. might know our affairs, and that
9 Written from Rome unto the he might comfort your hearts. Ephesians, by Tychicus.
Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the PHILIPPIANS. CHAP. I.
8 For God is my record, Paul's prayer to God for them. how greatly I long after you AUL and Timotheus, the all in the bowels of Jesus
servants of Jesus Christ, to Christ. all the saints in Christ Jesus 9 And this I
your which are at Philippi, with the love may abound yet more and bishops and deacons ;
more in knowledge and in all 2 Grace be unto you, and judgement; peace, from God our Father, 10 That ye may approye and from the Lord Jesus Christ. things that are excellent; that
3 I thank my God upon every ye may be sincere and without remembrance of you,
offence till the day of Christ ; 4 (Always in every prayer
of 11 Being filled with the fruits mine for you all making request of righteousness, which are by with joy,)
Jesus Christ unto the glory and 5 For your fellowship in the praise of God. gospel, from the first day until 12 But I would ye should
understand, brethren, that the 6 Being confident of this very things which happened unto me thing, that he which hath have fallen out rather unto the begun a good work in you will furtherance of the gospel ; perform it until the day of Jesus 13 So that my bonds in Christ Christ:
are manifest in all the palace, 7 Even as it is meet for me and in all other places ; to think this of you all, because 14 And many of the brethren I have you in my heart; inas- in the Lord, waxing confident much as both in my bonds, and by my bonds, are much more in the defence and confirmation bold to speak the word without of the gospel, ye all are partakers fear. of rny grace.
15 Some indeed preach Christ