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Wurning against false teachers. CHAP. IV. All things but loss for Christ. 909 20 For I have no man like-minded, who count them but dung, that I may win Christ, will naturally care for your state.

9 And be found in him, not having 21 For all seek their own, not the things mine own righteousness, which is of the which are Jesus Christ's.

law, but that which is through the faith 22 But ye know the proof of liim, that of Christ, the righteousness which is of as a son with the father, he hath served God by faith : with me in the gospel.

10 That I may know him, and the power 23 Him therefore I hope to send pres- of his resurrection, and the fellowship of ently, so soon as I shall see how it will go his sufferings, being made conformable with me.

unto his death ; 24 But I trust in the Lord that I also 11 If by any means I might attain unmyself shall come shortly.

to the resurrection of the dead. 25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to 12 Not as though I had already attainyou Epaphroditus, my brother, and com- ed, either were already perfect : but I panion in labour, and fellow-soldier, but follow after, if that I may apprehend your messenger, and he that ministered that for which also I am apprehended of to my wants.

Christ Jesus. 26 For he longed after you all, and was 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have full of heaviness, because that ye had apprehended : but this one thing I do, heard that he had been sick.

forgetting those things which are behind, 27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto and reaching forth unto those things death: but God had mercy on him ; and which are before, not on him only, but on me also, lest I 14 I press toward the mark for the prize should have sorrow upon sorrow.

of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 28 I sent him therefore the more care- 15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfully, that, when ye see him again, ye fect, be thus minded : and if in any may rejoice, and that I may be the less thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall sorrowful.

reveal even this unto you. 29 Receive him therefore in the Lord 16 Nevertheless, whereto we have alwith all gladness; and hold such in repu- ready attained, let us walk by the same tation :

rule, let us mind the same thing. 30 Because for the work of Christ he 17 Brethren, be followers together of was nigh unto death, not regarding his me, and mark them which walk so as ye life, to supply your lack of service to have us for an ensample. ward me.

18 (For many walk, of whom I have CHAP. III.

told you often, and now tell you even 1 Paul warneth them of false teachers, ' weeping, that they are the enemies of

18 and 10 decline the ways of carnal the cross of Christ : Christians.

19 Whose end is destruction, whose FINALLY, my brethren, rejoice in the God is their belly, and whose glory is you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for 20 For our conversation is in heaven; you it is safe.

from whence also we look for the Sav2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil-work- iour, the Lord Jesus Christ : ers, beware of the concision.

21 Who shall change our vile body, 3 For we are the circumcision, which that it may be fashioned like unto liis worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in glorious body, according to the working Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in whereby he is able even to subdue ali the flesh.

things unto himself. 4. Though I might also have confidence

CHAP. IV. in the fiesh. If any other man thinketh 1 Paul erciteth to steadfastness in Christ, that he hath whereof he might trust in 2 and after some particular admonithe flesh, I more :

tions, 3 erhorteth generally lo relig5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the inils joy, &c.

, my an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee ;

crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my 6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the dearly beloved. church; touching the righteousness which 2 í beseech Euodias, and beseech is in the law, blameless.

Syntyche, that they be of the same mine 7 But what things were gain to me, in the Lord. those I counted loss for Christ.

3 And I entreat thee also, true yoke8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things 'fellow, help those women which labourbut loss for the excellency of the knowi ed with me in the gospel, with Clement edge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I ; also, and with other my fellow-labrur. have sufered the loss of all things, and do il crs, whose names are in the book of life

stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, Theloved and iongea for, my joy and

910 Paut exhorteth to

COLOSSIANS.

religious joy in God. 4 Rejoice in the Lord always; and again 13 I can do all things through Christ I say, Rejoice.

which strengtheneth me.. 5 Let your moderation be known unto 14 Notwithstanding, ye have well done, all men.' The Lord is at hand.

that ye did communicate with my af 6 Be careful for nothing ; but in every fiction. thing by prayer and supplication with 15 Now, ye Philippians, know alsa, thanksgiving let your requests be made that in the beginning of the gospel, when known unto God.

I departed from Macedonia, no church 7 And the peace of God, which passeth | communicated with me as concerning all understandling, shall keep your hearts giving and receiving, but ye only. and minds through Christ Jesus.

16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things once and again unto my necessity. are true, whatsoever things are honest, 17 Not because I desire a gift : but I whatsoever things are just, whatsoever desire fruit that may abound to your things are pure, whatsoever things are account. lovely, whatsoever things are of good 18 But I have all, and abound : I am report; if there be any virtue, and if full, having received of Epaphroditus the there be any praise, think on these things. things which were sent from you, an

9 Those things, which ye have both odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptlearned, and received, and heard, and able, well-pleasing to God. seen in me, do : and the God of peace 19 But my God shall supply all your shall be with you.

need according to his riches in glory by 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, Christ Jesus. that now at the last your care of me hath 20 Now unto God and our Father be flourished again ; wherein ye were also glory for ever and ever. Amen. careful, but ye lacked opportunity.

2i Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. 11 Not that I speak in respect of want: The brethren which are with me greet for I have learned, in whatsoever state Il you. am, therewith to be content.

22 All the saints salute you, chiefly 12 I know both how to be abased, and they that are of Cesar's household. I know how to abound: every where 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and in all things I am instructed both to be with you all. Amen. be full and to be hungry, both to It was written to the Philippians abound and to suffer need.

from Rome, by Epaphroditus,

THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE

COLOSSIANS.
CHAP. I.

8 Who also declared unto us your love 1 Paul thanketh God for their fuilh, 9 | in the Spirit.

firayeth for their increase in grace, 14. 9 For this cause we also, since the

and describeth the true Christ. day we heard it, do not cease to pray for P Ahel

will not lood, and Timotheus our AUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ by you, and to desire that ye might be fill

ed with the knowledge of his will in all brother,

wisdom and spiritual understanding ; 2 To the saints and faithful brethren

10 That ye might walk worthy of the in Christ which are at Colosse : Grace Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in be unto you, and peace, from God our every good work, and increasing in the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. knowledge of God;

3 We give thanks to God and the Fa- 11 Strengthened with all might, acther of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying al- | cording to his glorious power, unto all ways for you,

patience and long-suffering with joyful4 Since we heard of your faith in ness ; Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, have to all the saints,

which hath made us meet to be partakers 5 For the hope which is laid up for you of the inheritance of the saints in light : in heaven, whereof ye heard before in 13 Who hath delivered us from the the word of the truth of the gospel ; power of darkness, and hath translated 23

6 Which is come unto you, as it is into the kingdom of his dear Son : in all the world ; and bringeth forth 14 In whom we have redemption fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day through his blood, even the forgiveness ye heard of it, and knew the grace of of sins : Gocl in truth :

15 Who is the image of the invisible 7 As ye also learned of Epaphras our God, the first-born of every creature : dear fellow-servant, who is for you a 16 For by him were all things created, faithful minister of Christ ;

that are in heaven, and that are in carih, Paul describeth the true Christ. CHAP. 11. To beware of philosophy. &c. 911 visible and invisible, whether they be 3 In whom are hid all the treasures of thrones, or dominions, or principalities, wisdom and knowledge. or powers : all things were created by 4 And this I say, lest any man should him, and for him :

beguile you with enticing words. 17 And he is before all things, and by 5 For though I be absent in the flesh, him all things consist.

yet am I with you in the spirit, joying 18 And he is the head of the body, the and beholding your order, and the stead church: who is the beginning, the first- fastness of your faith in Christ. born from the dead ; that in all things he 6 As ye have therefore received Christ might have the pre-eminence.

Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him : 19 For it pleased the Father that in 7 Rooted and built up in him, and stabhim should all fulness dwell;

lished in the faith, as ye have been taught, 20 And, having made peace through abounding therein with thanksgiving. the blood of his cross, by him to 'rec- 8 Beware lest any man spoil you oncile all things unto himself; by him, I through philosophy and vain deceit, after say, whether they be things in earth, or the tradition of men, after the rudiments things in heaven.

of the world, and not after Christ. 21 And you, that were sometime alien- 9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of ated and enemies in your mind by wicked the Godhead bodily. works, yet now hath he reconciled, 10 And ye are complete in him, which

22 In the body of his flesh through is the head of all principality and power: death, to present you holy and unblame- 11 In whom also ye are circumcised able and unreproveable in his sight: with the circumcision made without

23 If ye continue in the faith grounded hands, in putting off the body of the sins and settled, and be not moved away from of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: the hope of the gospel, which ye have 12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein heard, and which was preached to every also ye are risen with him through the creature which is under heaven; where faith of the operation of God, who hath of I Paul am made a minister;

raised him from the dead. 24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings 13 And you, being dead in your sins for you, and fill up that which is behind and the uncircumcision of your flesh, of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for hath he quickened together with him, his body's sake, which is the church : having forgiven you all trespasses ;

25 Whereof I am made a minister, ac- 14 Blotting out the hand-writing of orcording to the dispensation of God which dinances that was against us, which was is given to me for you, to fulfil the word contrary to us, and took it out of the of God;

way, nailing it to his cross; 26 Even the mystery which hath been 15 And having spoiled principalities hid from ages, and from generations, but and powers, he made a shew of them now is made manifest to his saints :

openly, triumphing over them in it. 27 To whom God would make known 16 Let no man therefore judge you in what is the riches of the glory of this meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyMystery among the Gentiles; which is day, or of the new-moon, or of the sabChrist in you, the hope of glory :

bath-days: 28 Whom we preach, warning every 17 Which are a shadow of things to man, and teaching every man in all wis- 'come; but the bocły is of Christ. dom; that we may present every man 18 Let no man beguile you of your rrperfect in Christ Jesus:

ward in a voluntary humility and wor29 Whereunto I also labour, striving shipping of angels, intruding into these according to his working, which worketh things which he hath not seen, vainly in me mightily.

puffed up by his fleshly mind, CHAP. II.

19 And not holding the head, fro:. 1 Paul exhorteth them to constancy in which all the body by joints and banda

Christ ; 8 to be care of philosophy and having nourishinent ministered, and kni. vain traditions, 18 worshipping of together, increaseth with the increase ai angels, 20 and legal ceremonies. God.

I would that ye knew what great 20 Wherefore, if ye be dead with Christ conflict I have for you, and for them from the rudiments of the world, why, at Laodicea, and for

as many as have not as though living in the worki, are ye seen my face in the flesh ;

subject to ordinances, 2 That their hearts might be com- 21 (Touch not ; taste not ; handle not; forted, being knit together in love, and 22 IVhich all are to perish with t... unto all riches of the fuil assurance of using ;) after the commandments and duunderstanding, to the acknowledgmeat trines of men? of the mystery of God, wd of the Father, 23 Which things have indeed a shew of and of Christ';

wisdom in will-worship, and humility, c?

FOR

anger, wyrain, malice, Blasphemy, Histhyan

That 'n may make it manifest, as I

912 Where to seck Christ. COLOSSIANS.

An exhortation. neglecting of the body; not in any hon- 21 Fathers, provoke not your children our to the satisfying of the flesh.

to anger, lest they be discouraged. CHAP. III.

22 Servants, obey in all things your 1 Paul sleweth where to seek Christ. 5 masters according to the flesh ; not with

He exhorteth to morlification, 12 to eye-service, as men-pleasers; but in charity, humility, and sundry general singleness of heart, fearing God : and particular duties.

23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, IF

as to the Lord, and not unto men ; those things which are above, where 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall Christ sitteth

on the right hand of God receive the reward of the inheritance: for 2 Set your affection on things above, || ye serve the Lord Christ. not on things on the earth.

25 But he that doeth wrong, shall re3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid || ceive for the wrong which he hath done : with Christ in God.

and there is no respect of persons. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall

CHAP, IV., appear, then shall ye also appear with i Paul exhorteth to firvent in prayer, him in glory.

5 and to walk wisely toward them 5 Morcify therefore your members that do not yet know Christ, which are upon the earth; fornication,

MA

ASTERS, give unto your servants uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil con- that which is just and equal; knowcupiscence, and covetousness, which is ing that ye also have a Master in heaven. idolatry:

2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the 6 For which things sake the wrath of God same with thanksgiving ; cometh on the children of disobedience: 3 Withal praying also for us, that God

7 In the which ye also walked some would open unto us a cloor of utterance, time, when ye lived in them.

to speak the mystery of Christ, for which now put off all these ; I am also in bonds : communication out of your mouth. ought to speak.

9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye 5 Walk in wisdom toward them that have put off the old man with bis deeds; are without, redeeming the time.

10 And have put on the new man, 6 Let your speech be always with grace, which is renewed in knowledge after the seasoned with salt, that ye may know how image of him that created him :

ye ought to answer every man. 11 Where there is neither Greek nor 7 All my state shall Tychicus declare Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, unto you, who is a beloved brother, and Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but a faithful minister and fellow-servant in Christ is all, and in all.

the Lord : 12 Put on therefore, as the elect of 3 Whom I have sent unto you for the God, holy and beloved, bowels of mer- same purpose, that he might know your cies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meek- estate, and comfort your hearts; tiess, long-suffering ;

9 With Onesimus, a faithful and be13 Forbearing one another, and for loved brother, who is one of you. They giving one another, if any man have a shall make known unto you all things quarrel against any : even as Christ for- | which are done here. gave you, so also do ye.

10 Aristarchus, my fellow-prisoner, sa14. And above all these things put on luteth you; and Marcus, sister's son to charity, which is the bond of perfectness. Barnabas, (touching whiom ye received

15 And let the peace of God rule in commandments : if he come unto you, reyour hearts, to the which also ye are call- || ceive him ;) ell in one body; and be ye thankful. 11 And Jesus, which is called Justus,

16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you who are of the circumcision. These only richly in all wisdom ; teaching and ad- are my fellow-workers unto the kinguora monishing one another in psalms, and of God, which have been a comfort unto hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a ser17 And whatsoever ye do in word or vant of Clirist, saluteth you, always ladeed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, bouring fervently for you in prayers, that givingthankstcGoland the Father by him. ye may stand perfect and complete in all

18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your the will of God. own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. 13 For I bear him record, that he hath

19 Husbands, love your wives, and be a great zeal for you, and them that are not bitter against them.

in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis. :0 Children, obey your parents in all 14 Luke, the beloved physician, and things : for this is well-pleasing unto the Demas, greet you. Lord.

15 Silute, the brethren which are in

me.

Paul shereth his mindfulness CHAP. I, 11. of the Thessalonians. 913 Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church to the ministry which thou hast received which is in his house.

in the Lord, that thou fulfil it. 16 And when this epistle is read among 18 The salutation by the hand of me you, cause that it be read also in the Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be church of the Laodiceans ; and that ye with you. Amen. likewise read the epistle from Laodicea. 1 Written from Rome to the Colossians 17 And say to Archippus, take heed by Tychicus and Onesimus.

rur THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO

THE THESSALONIANS.
CHAP. I.

ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in 1 He sheuveth his mind fulness of them in our God to speak unto you the gospel of

thanksgiving and prayer, 5 and per. God with much contention. suasion of their sincere faith and con- 3 For our exhortation was not of deversion.

ceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile; Pahro and Silvanus, and Timotheus, 4 But as we were allowed of God to

unto the church of the Thessalonians be put in trust with the gospel, even so which is in God the Father, and in the we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, Lord Jesus Christ : Grace be unto you, which trieth our hearts. and peace, from God our Father and the 5 For neither at any time used we Lord Jesus Christ.

flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloak 2 We give thanks to God always for of covetousness ; God is witness : you all, making mention of you in our 6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither prayers;

of you, nor yet of others, when we might 3 Remembering without ceasing your | have been burdensome, as the apostles of work of faith, and labour of love, and Christ. patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, 7 But we were gentle among you, even in the sight of God and our Father ; as a nurse cherisheth her children :

4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your 8 So being affectionately desirous of election of God.

you, we were willing to have imparted 5 For our gospel came not unto you unto you, not the gospel of God only, but in word only, but also in power, and in also our own souls, because ye were dear the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; unto us. as ye know what manner of men we 9 For ye remember, brethren, our lawere among you for your sake.

bour and travail : for labouring night and 6 And ye became followers of us, and day, because we would not be chargeable of the Lord, having received the word unto any of you, we preached unto you in much affliction, with joy of the Holy the gospel of God. Ghost :

10 Yeare witnessess, and God also, how 7 So that ye were ensamples to all that holily, and justly, and unblameably webebelieve in Macedonia and Achaia. haved ourselves among you that believe :

8 For from you sounded out the word 11 As ye know how we exhorted, and of the Lord not only in Macedonia and comforted, and charged every one of you, Achaia, but also in every place your faith as a father doch his children, to God-ward is spread abidad; so that 12 That ye would walk worthy of God, we need not to speak any thing.

who hath called you unto his kingdom 9 For they themselves shew of us what and glory. manner of entering in we had unto you, 13 For this cause also thank we God and how ye turned to God from idols, without ceasing, because, when ye receivto serve the living and true God; ed the word of God which ye heard of us,

10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, ye received it not as the word of men, whom he raised from the dead, even Je- but (as it is in truth) the word of God, sus, which delivered us from the wrath which effectually worketh also in you that to come.

believe. CHAP. II.

14 For ye, brethren, became followers 1 How the gospel was preached unto of the churches of God which in Judea

them, and how they received it. 18 are in Christ Jesus : for ye also have suf

Why he was desirous to see them. fered like things of your own countrymen, FOR FOR yourselves, brethren, know our even as they have of the Jews :

entrance in unto you, that it was not 15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, in vain :

and their own prophets, and have perse2 But even after that we had suffered cuted us; and they please not God, and before, and were shamefully entreated, as il are contrary to all men :

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