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The spiritual conflict.
Chiliani rervarik. il ye be circumcised, Clirist shall I tell you before, as I have also) loket profit you nothing.
you in time past, wat they which 3 For I testify again to every man do such things shall not inherit the that is circumcised, that he is a devtor kingdom of God. to do the whole law.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, 4 Christ is become of no effect unto joy, peace, long-suffering, gentlene39, you, whosoever of you are justified by goodness, faith, the law;ye are fallen from grace. 23 Meekness, temperance: agains 5 For we tlırovun the Spirit wait for such there is no law. the hope of righteousness by faith. 24 And they that are Clirist's hard 6 For in Jesus Christ neither circum- crucilied the nesh, with the aflections cision availeth any thing, nor uncir- und lusts. cumcision; but faith which workethi 25 If we live in the Spirit, let 11 by lova.
also walk in the Spirit. 7 Ye did run well; who did hinder 26 Let us not be desirous of vam. you, that ye should not obey the truth? glory, provoking one another, ensing
8 This persuosion cometh not of him one another. that calleth you.
CHAP. 11. 9 A little lcaven leaveneth the whole lump.
RETHREN, is a mau be over
the Lord, that ye will be none other spiritual restore such a one in the wise ininded. but he that troubleth spirit of meekness; considering thy'. you shall bear his judgment, wboso sell, lest thou also be tempted. ever he be.
2 Bear yeone another's burdens, and 11 And 1, brethren, if I yet preach so fulfil the law of Christ. circumcision, why do I yet suflerper- 3 For if a man think himself to be secution ? then is the offence of the something, wben he is nothing, le cross ceased.
deccivetli himself. 12 I would they were even cut off 4 But let every man prove his ow. Hitich trouble you,
work, and then shall he bave rejoicing 13 For, brethren, ye have been call- in himself alone, and not in another. ed unto liberty; only use not liberty ő for every man shall bear his own for an occasion to the flesh, but by burden. love serve one of another.
6 Let him that is taught in the word 14 For all tlie law is fulilled in one comniunicate unto him that teachett word, even in this, Thou shalt love in all good things. thy neighbour as thyself.
7 Be not deceived; God is not mochi15 But ir ye bite and devour one an-ed: for whatsoever a man soweth, other, take lee:) th: ye be not con- lat shall lie also reap. suined one of anothier.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh, 16 This I say then, Walk in the shall of the flesh reap corruption; but Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lustle that soweth to the Spirit, shall of of the flesli.
the Spirit reap life everlasting. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the 9 And let us not be weary in wellSpirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: doing: for in due season we shall and these are contrary the one to the reap, if we fiint not. other; so that ye cannot do the things 10 As we have therefore opportunity, that ye would.
let us do good unto all men, especially 18 But if ye be led by the Spirit, ye unto them who are of the household are not under the law.
or faith. 19 Now the works of the flesh are 11 Ye see how large a letter I have manifest, which are these; Adultery, written unto you with mine own hand. fomnication, uncleanness, lascivious. 12 As many as desire to make a fail ness,
slow in the flesh, lbey constrain you 2C Í.lolatry, witchcraft, hatred, vari to be circuncised; only lest they ance, emulations, wrath, strile, sedi-should sufler persecution for the cross Lions, heresies,
of Christ. 21 Enryings, murders, drunkenness, 13 For neither they themselves who revelling, and such like, of the which are circuncised keep the law; but Blessings of clcction. CHAP. 5, 11.
fork of the Spime desire to have you circumcised, that to this rule, peace be on them, and they may glory in your flesh. incrcy, aid upon the lerael or God.
14 But God forbid that I should glory, 17 Froo henceforth let no man trou. save in the cross of our Lord Jesus ble me: for I bear in my body scom Christ, by whom the world is crucif. marks of the Lord Jesus. ed unto me and I unto the world. 18 Brethren, the grace of our Lorg
15 For in Christ Jesus neither cir- Jesus Christ be with your spirit. cumcision availeib any Uing, nor un- Amen. circumcision, but a new creature. 1 Unlo Ure Galatians, written froui 16 And as many as walk according Rome.
| The Epislle of PAUL, the Apostle, lo the
13 In whom ye also trusleil, alter an apostle of Jesus Christ that ye heard the word of truia, the by the will of God, to the saints gospel of your salvation: in wlion which are at Ephesus, and to the also, aster that ye believed, ye were faithful in Christ Jesus:
sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, 2 Grace be to you, and peace, from 14 Which is the earnest of our inber God our Father, and from the Lord itance, until the redemption of the Jesus Christ.
purchased possession, unto the praias 3 Blessed be the God and Father of of his glory. our Lord Jesus Christ, who hall bless- 15 Wherefore I also, aster I heard of ed us with all spiritual blessings in your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love beavenly places in Christ;
unto all the saints, of According as he bath closen us 16 Cease not to give thanks for you, in him before the foundation of the making mention of you in dry prayers; world, that we should be holy and 17 That the God of our Lord Jes119 without blaine before him in love : Christ, the Father of glory, may give
& Having predestinated us into the unto you the spirit of wisdom and udoption of children by Jesus Christ to revelation in the knowledge of him : himself, according to the gooci pleas 18 The eyes of your understanding ure wins will,
being enlightened ; that ye may know 6 To the praise of the glory of his what is die hope of his calling, and grace, wherein lie bath made us ac- what the riches of the glory of his in septed in tlie Beloved:
heritance in tle saints, 7 In whom we have redemption 19 And what is the exceeding great through lis blood, the forgiveness of ness of his power to us-ward ilio be sms, according to the riches of his lieve, accurling to the working or bis Erace;
miglity power, 8 Wherein he hath abounded toward 20 Vaich he wrought in Cbrist, us in all wisdom and prudence; wuen he raised hin from the dead,
9 Having made known ynto us the and set him at his owu right band iul nystery of his will, according to his, the heavenly places, good pleasure, which le batl purpos- 21 Far above all principality, and ed in himself:
power, and might, and dominion, and 10 That in the dispensation of the every name that is named, not only ir fulness of times, le might gatber to- this world, but also in that which is to gether in one all things in Christ, both come; which are in heaven, and which are 22 And hath put all things under his on cartb, even in him:
feet, and gave him to be the head 11 In whom also we have obtained over all things to the church, an inberitance, being predestinated 23 Which is bis body, the fulness of according to tlie purpose of bii wbo him that filleth all in all, worketh all things after the counselof
CHAP. II. his own will;
were dead in trespasses and sins; bis glory, who first trusted in Christ. Wherein in time past ye walked
12 That we should be to the praise or A De you hath
he quickened, tho
Ganelles folloiu nuity. According to the course of this world, access by one Spirit unto the l'ather according to the prince of the power 19 Now therefore ye are no more of the air, the spirit that not worketh strangers and foreigners, but fellow in the children of disobedience: citizens with the saints, and of we
3 Among whom also we all had our household of God; conversation in times past in the lusts 20 And are built upon the foundatior. of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of of the aposies and prophrts, Jesue the flesh and of the mind; and were Christ himself bciog the chier corner: by nature the children of wrath, eren stone; as others,
21 In whom all the building, fitly 4 But God, who is rich in mercy,for framed together, groweth unto a boly his great love wiierewith be loved us, temple in the Lord:
5 Even when we were dead in sins, 22 In whom ye algo are builded to: hath quickened us together with gether for a habitation of God through Christ; (by grace ye are sared ;) the Spirit. 6 And liath raised us up together,
CHAP. III. and made us sit togelber in heavealy places, in Christ Jesus;
OR this cause, I Pau), the prisones 7 That in the nges to come he miglit of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, slow the exceeding riches of bis grace ? Il ye lave heard of the dispensa. in his kindness towards us through tion of the grace of God which is giv Christ Jesug.
en me to you-ward 8 For by grace are ye saved through 3 How that by revelation he made faith; and that not of yourselves: it is known unto me the mystery; as I the gift of God:
wrote alore in few words, 9 Not of works, lest any man should 4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may voast.
understand my knowledge in the mys10 For we are his workmanship, lery of Christ, Created in Christ Jesus unto good 5 Which in other ages was not made works, which God hath before Or-known unto the sons of meni, as it ia Jained that we should walk in thein. now revealed unto liis holy apostles
il Wherefore remember, that ye be- and prophets by the Spirit; ing in time past Gentiles in the flesh, 6 That the Gentiles should be fellow. who are called Uncircumcision by heirs, and of the game body, and parthat wbich is called the Circuincision takers of his promise in Christ by the in the flesh made by hands;
gospel: 12 That at that time ye were without 7 Whereof I was made a minister, Christ, being alicns from the common according to the gift of the grace of wealui of Israel, and strangers from God given unto me by the effecturi lhe covenants of promise, having no working of his power. hope, and without God in the world: 8 Unto me, who am less than the
13 But now, in Christ Jesus, ye,wlio least of all saints, is this grace given, sometime were far off, are made nigh that I should preach among the Genby the blood of Christ.
tiles the unsearchable riches or Christ; 14 For le is our peace, who hath 9 And to make all men see what is made both one, and liath broken down the sellowship of the inystery, which the middle wall of partition between from te beginning of the world hath
been hid in God, who created all things 15 Ilaving abolished in his nesh the by Jesus Christ; ennily, even the law of command. 10 To the intent that now, unto the ment, containcd in ordinances; tor to principalities and powers in heavenly nake in himself of twain one new places, miglit be known by the church man, so makirg peace;
the manifold wisdom of God, 16 And ibat lie inight reconcile both 11 According to the eternal purpose unto God in one body by the cross, which he purposed in Christ Jesus our having slain the cnmity thereby; Lord:
17 And came and preached peace to 12 In whom we have boldness and yoli wlich were afar off, and to them access with confidence by the faith of tuat were nigh.
him. 18 For throurl him we both have 13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint
Christian wall. not at my to:buations for you, wluicb, 12 For the perfecting of the saints, u your glory.
for the work of the ministry, for the 14 For this cause I bow my knees edifying of the body of Christ: unto the Father of our Lord Jesus 13 Till we all come in the unity of Christ,
the faith, and of the knowledge of the 15 or whoin the whole family in Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto heaven and earth is named,
the measure ot the stature of the sul16 That he would grant you, accord-ness of Christ : ing to the riches of his glory, to be 14 That we hence forih :) so more strenguened with might by his Spirit children tossed to and fro, and carried in the inner lan;
about with every vind of doctrine, 17 That Christ inay dwell in your by the sleight of men, and cunning hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted crastiness, whereby they lie in wait and grounded in love,
to deceive; 18 May be able to comprehend with 15 But speaking the truth in love, all saints what is the breadll, and may grow up unto him in all things, lengu), and depu, and beight; which is tbe head, cven Christ :
19 And to know the love of Christ, 16 From whoin the wliole body fitly which passeth knowledge, that ye joined together and compacted bytbat inight be filled with all the fulness of which every joint supplieth, according God.
to the electual working in the meas20 Now, unto him that is able to do ure of every part, makell increase in exceeding abundantly above all that the body, unto the edifying of itself of we ask or think, according to the pow-flore. er that worketh in us,
17 This I say therefore, and testify in 21 Unto bim be glory in the church the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, as Olher Gentiles walk, in the vanity world without end. Amen.
or their mind; CHAP. IV.
18 Having the understanding darkenI THEREFORE, the prisoner of the ed, being alienated from the life or
Lord, beseech you, that ye walk God through the ignorance tbat is in worthy of the vocation wherewith ye them, because of die blindness of their are called,
beart: 2 With all lowliness and meekness, 19 Who, being past feeling, have with long suffering, forbearing one given thensclres over unto lascivious. another in love;
vess, to work all wocleanness with 3 Endeavouring to keep the unity or grecdiness. ile Spirit in the bond of peace. 20 But ye have not so learned Christ;
4 There is one body, and one Spirit, 21 If so be lbat ye lave heard him. even as ye are called in one hope of and lave been taught by him, as the your calling;
truth is ini Jesus : 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 22 That ye put off, concering the G One God and Father of all, who is former conversation, the old man, above all, and through all, and in which is corrupt according to the de
ceitful lusts ; 7 But unto every one of us is given! 23 And be renewed in the spirit or grace according to the mcapre of the your mind; gilt or Christ.
24 And that ye put on the new pian, 8 Wherefore lie saith, When he cended up on liig), he led capr 23. which aller God is created in riglit
eousness and true holiness. captive, and gave gilts unto men. 25 Wherefore, putting away lying,
9 Now that he ascended, what is it speak every nan truth with his neighbut that he also descendea first into the bour: for we are meinberg one of Jower parts of the earth ?
another. 10 He that descended is the same also 26 Be ye angry, and sin not; let not that ascended up farabove all heavens, the sun go down upon your wrath; that he might Gil all things.
27 Neither give place to the devil. Illud te gave some, apostles; and 8 Let him that stole steal no more; 60100, propheta; and soine,cvangelists; but rather let him labour, working quid some, pilators and icacliers, with his hands the tlung which is
Be therefore followers of God, 21. Submitting yourselves one to
fruit of Wic Spirit. EPHESIANS.
Relative diitics xod, that he may have to give to him that sleepest, and arise from the deact, thal neecipih.
and Christ shall give thee liylit. 29 Let no corrupt communication) 16 See thien that ye walk circum proceed out of your mouth, but that spectly, not as fools, but as wise, which is good to the rise or edifying, 16 Redeeming the time, because the that it may ininister grace unto the days are evil. hearers.
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but 30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of understanding what the will of uie God, whereby ye are scaled unto the Lord is. day of redemption.
13 And be not drunk with wine, 31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and wherein is excess; but be filled with anger, and clamour, and evil-speak the Spirit; ing be put away from you, with all 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms, malice :
and hymns, and spiritual songs, sing. 32 And be ye kind one to another, ing and making melody in your heart tender-hearted, forgiving one another, to the Lord; even as God for Christ's sake hall for 20 Giving thanks always for all given you.
things unto God and the Fatber, in the CHAP. V.
name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
another in the lear of God. 2 And walk in love, as Christ also 22 Wives, submit yourselves unto hath loved us, and hath given himsell your own husbands, as unto the Lord. for us an offering and i sacrifice to 23 For the husband is the head of God for a sweet-smelling savour. the wise, even as Christ is the Head
3But somication, and alluncleanncse, of the church; and he is the Saviour or covelousness, let it not be once or the body. named anong you, is becometh saints: 24 Therefore, as tbe church is sul).
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talk-ject unto Clirist, so let the wives he to mg, nor jesting, which are not conve their own husbands in every thing. nient: but rather giving or thake. 25 Husbands, love your wives, ever
For tlus ye know, ihat no whore-l as Christ also loved the church, and inonger, nor unclean person, nor coro garelimsell for it; etous man, who is an idolater, hath 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse any inheritance in the kingdom of it with the washing of water by die Clirist and of God.
6 Let no man deceive you with rain 27 That he inight present il lo him words: for because of these things self a glorious church, not having cometh the wrath of God upon the spot, or wrinkle, or any such Uring; ren of disobedience.
but that it should be Loly and without 7 Be not ye therefore partakers will bolemnish. tien.
28 So ouglit men to love their wives Å For ye were somexime darkness, as their own bodies: lie that lovetli but now are ye light in the Lord: walk his wife loveth himsell. ag children of light;
29 For no man ever yet hated his 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in own fesh; but nourisheth and cherisko all goodness, and rightcousness, and eth it, even as the Lord the church: truth ;)
30 For we are nicmbers of his body, 10 Proving what 19 acceptable unto of his nesh, and of his bones. the Lord.
31 For this cause shall a man leare 11 And have no fellowship with the his father and mother, and shall be unfruitlul works of darkness, but rath-joined unlo his wife, and they two er reprove then.
shall be one Nesh. 12 For it is a shame even to speak of 32 This is a great mystery : but ? those things which are done of wem speak concerniog Christ and the in secret.
church. 13 But all things that are reproved are 33 Nevertheless, let every one of you made manifest by the light: for what in particular so love his wise even ae suerer doth make manifest is light. himself; and the wife see that sho it Ilirro:fore he saith, Awake thow leverence her huplanı!