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Exhortations to unity,
EPHESIANS, 5.

holiness, love, &c. CHAPTER 4.

22 That ye put off concerning the former 1 He exhorteth to unity, and declareth that

conversation the old man, which is corrupt God therefore giveth divers 11 gifts unto men,

according to the deceitful lusts; that his church might be 13 edified, and 16 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; grown up in Christ. 18 He calleth them from 24 And that ye put on the new man, which the impurity of the Gentiles, 24 to put on the after God is created in righteousness and true new man, 25 to cast of lying, and 29 corrupt holiness. communication.

25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak THEREFORE, the prisoner of the Lord, every man truth with his neighbour: for we

beseech you that ye walk worthy of the are members one of another. vocation wherewith ye are called,

26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the 2 With all lowliness and meekness, with sun go down upon your wrath: longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 27 Neither give place to the devil. 3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the 28 Let him that stole steal no more: but Spirit in the bond of peace.

rather let him labour, working with his 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even hands the thing which is good, that he may as ye are called in one hope of your calling; have to give to him that needeth. 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

29 Let no corrupt communication proceed 6 One God and Father of all, who is above out of your mouth, but that which is good all, and through all, and in you all.

to the use of edifying, that it may minister 7 But unto every one of us is given grace grace unto the hearers. according to the measure of the gift of Christ. 30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God,

8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended whereby ye are sealed unto the day of reup on high, he led captivity captive, and demption. gave gifts unto men.

31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and an9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but ger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put that he also descended first into the lower away from you, with all malice: parts of the earth?

32 And be ye kind one to another, tender10 He that descended is the same also that hearted, forgiving one another, even as God ascended up far above all heavens, that he for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. might all all things.) 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some,

CHAPTER 5. prophets; and some, evangelists; and some,

2 After general exhortations, to love, 3 to fly pastors and teachers;

fornication, 4 and all uncleanness, 7 not to

converse with the wicked, 15 to walk warily, 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the

and to be 18 filled with the Spirit, 22 he dework of the ministry, for the edifying of the

scendeth to the particular duties, how wives body of Christ :

ought to obey Their husbands, 25 and hus. 13 Till we all come in the unity of the bands ought to love their wives, 32 even as faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of Christ doth his church. of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

children; : 14 That we henceforth be no more chil- 2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath dren, tossed to and fro, and carried about loved us, and hath given himself for us an with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetof men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they smelling savour. lie in wait to deceive;

3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, 15 But speaking the truth in love, may or covetousness, let it not be once named grow up into bim in all things, which is the among you, as becometh saints; head, even Christ:

4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined jesting, which are not convenient: but rather together and compacted by that which every giving of thanks. joint supplieth, according to the effectual 5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, working in the measure of every part, mak- nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who eth increase of the body unto the edifying is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the of itself in love.

kingdom of Christ and of God. 17 This I say therefore, and testify in the 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other for because of these things cometh the wrath Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, of God upon the children of disobedience.

18 Having the understanding darkened, be- 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them. ing alienated froin the life of God through 8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now the ignorance that is in them, because of the are ye light in the Lord : walk as children blindness of their heart:

of light: 19 Who being past feeling have given them- 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all ness

and righteousness and truth ;) uncleanness with greediness.

10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 20 But ye have not so learned Christ;

11 And have no fellowship with the unfruit21 If so be that ye have heard him, and ful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. þave been taught by him, as the truth is 12 For it is a shame even to speak of those in Jesus:

things which are done of them in secret.

Go the others were per te cmime sunt chinese measure Bindenrefore followers of God, as dear

Duties of wives, husbands, EPHESIANS, 5.

children, parents, &c. 13 But all things that are reproved are 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your chilmade manifest by the light: for whatsoever dren to wrath: but bring them up in the doth make manifest is light.

nurture and admonition of the Lord. 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that 5 Servants, be obedient to them that are sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ your masters according to the flesh, with shall give thee lightsora the dead

fear and trembling, in singleness of your 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not heart, as unto Christ; as fools, but as wise,

6 Nót with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but 16 Redeeming the time, because the days as the servants of Christ, doing the will of are evil.

God from the heart; 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but un- 7. With good will doing service, as to the derstanding what the will of the Lord is. !! Lord, and not to men:

18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein 8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; man doeth, the same shall he receive of the

19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and Lord, whether he be bond or free. hymns and spiritual songs, singing and mak- 9 And, ye masters, do the same things uning melody in your heart to the Lord;

to them, forbearing threatening: knowing 20 Giving thanks always for all things un- that your Master also is in heaven; neither to God and the Father in the name of our is there respect of persons with him. Lord Jesus Christ;

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the 21 Submitting yourselves one to another in Lord, and in the power of his might. the fear of God.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that 22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own ye may be able to stand against the wiles husbands, as unto the Lord.

of the devil. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and even as Christ is the head of the church : blood, but against principalities, against and he is the saviour of the body.

powers, against the rulers of the darkness 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto of this world, against spiritual wickedness Christ, so let the wives be to their own hus- in high places. bands in every thing.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole ar25 Husbands, love your wives, even as mour of God, that ye may be able to withChrist also loved the church, and gave him- stand in the evil day, and having done all, self for it;

to stand, 26 That' he might sanctify and cleanse it 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt with the washing of water by the word, about with truth, and having on the breast

27 That he might present it to himself a plate of righteousness; glorious church, not having spot, or wrin- 15 And your feet shod with the preparakle, or any such thing; but that it should tion of the gospel of peace; be holy and without blemish.

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, 28 So ought men to love their wives as wherewith ye shall be able to quench all their own bodies. He that loveth his wife the fiery darts of the wicked. loveth himself.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and 29 For no man ever yet hated his own the sword of the Spirit, which is the word flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even of God: as the Lord the church :

18 Praying always with all prayer and 30 For we are members of his body, of his supplication in the Spirit, and watching flesh, and of his bones.

thereunto with all perseverance and suppli31 For this cause shall a man leave his fa- cation for all saints; ther and mother, and shall be joined unto 19 And for me, that utterance may be his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. given unto me, that I may open my mouth

32 This is a great mystery: but I speak boldly, to make known the mystery of the concerning Christ and the church.

gospel, 33 Nevertheless let every one of you in 20 For which I am an ambassador in particular so love his wife even as him- bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as self; and the wife see that she reverence I ought to speak. her husband.

21 But that ye also may know my affairs, CHAPTER 6.

and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother 1 The duty of children towards their parents,

and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make 5 of servants towards their masters. 10 Our known to you all things : wit life is a warfare, 12 not only against flesh 23 Whom I have sent unto you for the same and blood, but also spiritual enemies. 13 The purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and complete armour of a Christian, 18 and

how it that he might comfort your hearts. ought to be used. 21 Tychicus is commended. 23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with CLOREN Obey your parents in the faith, from God the Father and the Lord

Jesus Christ. 2 Honour thy father and mother, which 24 Grace be with all them that love our is the first commandment with promise; Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

3 That it may be well with thee, and thou 4 Written from Rome unto the Ephesians mayest live long on the earth. The

by Tychicus.

THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE

PHILIPPIANS.

CHAPTER 1.

and my hope, that in nothing I shall be a.

shamed, but that with all boldness, as always, 3 He testifeth his thankfulness to God, and his

80 now also Christ shall be magnified in my love toward them, for the fruits of their faith, and fellowship in his sufferings, 9 daily pray

body, whether it be by life, or by death. ing lo him for their increase in grace: 12 he

21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die sheweth what good the faith of Christ had

is gain. received by his troubles at Rome, 21 and how 2. But if I live in the flesh, this is the ready he is to glorify Christ either by his life fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose or death, 27 eschorting them to unity, 28 and I wot not. to fortitude in persecution.

23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, hav

' ing a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which is far better: which are at Philippi, with the bishops and 24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is deacons :

more needful for you. 2 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God 25 And having this confidence, I know that our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. I shall abide and continue with you all for

3 I thank my God upon every remem- your furtherance and joy of faith; brance of you,

26 That your rejoicing may be more abun4 Always in every prayer of mine for you dant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming all making request with joy,

to you again. : 5 For your fellowship in the gospel from 27 Only let your conversation be as it bethe first day until now;

cometh the gospel of Christ: that whether 6 Being confident of this very thing, that I come and see you, or else be absent, I he which liath begun a good work in you will may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: in one spirit, with one mind striving toge

7 Even as it is meet for me to think this ther for the faith of the gospel; of you all, because I have you in my heart; 28 And in nothing terrified by your adinasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the versaries: which is to them an evident defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye token of perdition, but to you of salvation, all are partakers of iny grace.

and that of God. 8 For God is my record, how greatly I long 29 For unto you it is given in the behall after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. of Christ, not only to believe on him, but

9 And this I pray, that your love may also to suffer for his sake, abound yet more and more in knowledge 30 Having the same conflict which ye saw and in all judgment;

in me, and now hear to be in me. 10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and with

CHAPTER 2. out offence till the day of Christ;

1 He cohorteth them to unity, and to all hum11 Being filled with the fruits of righteous

bleness of mind, by the example of Christ's ness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the

humility and exaltation : 12 to a careful pro

ceeding in the way of salvation, that they glory and praise of God.

be as lights to the wicked world, 16 and 12 But I would ye should understand, bre

comforts to him their apostle, who is now thren, that the things which happened unto ready to be offered up to God. 19 He hopeth me have fallen out rather unto the further- to send Timothy to them, whom he greatly ance of the gospel ;

commendeth, 25 as Epaphroditus also, whom 13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest he presently sendeth to them. in all the palace, and in all other places ; F there be therefore any waxing confident by my bonds, are much more fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and bold to speak the word without fear.

mercics, 15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy 2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, and strife; and some also of good will: having the same love, being of one accord,

16 The one preach Christ of contention, of one mind. not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to 3 Let nothing be done through strife or my bonds:

vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each 17 But the other of love, knowing that I esteem other better than themselves. am set for the defence of the gospel.

4 Look not every man on his own things, 18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, but every man also on the things of others. whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and in Christ Jesus: will rejoice.

6 Who, being in the form of God, thought 19 For I know that this shall turn to my it not robbery to be equal with God: salvation through your prayer, and the sup- 7 But made himself of no reputation, and ply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

took upon him the form of a servant, and 20 According to my carnest expectation was made in the likeness of men :

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Paul commendeth Timothy. PHILIPPIANS, 2. He giveth up all for Christ.

8 And being found in fashion as a man, himself hath greater cause than they to trust he humbled himself, and became obedient in the righteousness of the law : 7 which unto death, even the death of the cross.

notwithstanding he counteth as dung and 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted

lo88, to gain Christ and his righteousness, him, and given him a name which is above

12 therein acknowledging his own imper

fection. 15 He exhorteth them to be thus every name:

minded, 17 and to imitate him, 18 and to 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee decline

the ways of carnal Christians. TUINALLY, my brethren, rejoice in the

Lord. To write the same things to you, 11 And that every tongue should confess to me indeed is not grievous, but for you that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of it is safe. God the Father.

2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, 12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always beware of the concision. obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now 3 For we are the circumcision, which wormuch more in my absence, work out your ship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ own salvation with fear and trembling. Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

13 For it is God which worketh in you both 4 Though I might also have confidence to will and to do of his good pleasure.

in the flesh. If any other man thinketh 14 Do all things without murmurings and that he hath whereof he might trust in the disputings :

fesh, I more: 15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, 5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an He. of a crooked and perverse nation, among brew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, whom ye shine as lights in the world;

a Pharisee; 16 Holding forth the word of life; that I 6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have touching the righteousness which is in the not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. law, blameless.

17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sa- 7 But what things were gain to me, those crifice and service of your faith, I joy, and I counted loss for Christ. rejoice with you all.

8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but 18 For the same cause also do ye joy, and loss for the excellency of the knowledge of rejoice with me.

Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have 19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send suffered the loss of all things, and do count Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may them but dung, that I may win Christ, be of good comfort, when I know your state. 9 And be found in him, not having mine

20 For I have no man likeminded, who will own righteousness, which is of the law, but naturally care for your state.

that which is through the faith of Christ, 21 For all seek their own, not the things the righteousness which is of God by faith: which are Jesus Christ's.

10 That I may know him, and the power 22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his a son with the father, he hath served with sufferings, being made conformable unto his me in the gospel.

death; 23 Him therefore I hope to send presently, 11 If by any means I might attain unto the 80 soon as I shall see how it will go with me. resurrection of the dead.

24 But I trust in the Lord that I also 12 Not as though I had already attained, myself shall come shortly.

either were already perfect: but I follow 25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to after, if that I may apprehend that for which you Epaphroditus, my brother, and compa- also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. nion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have messenger, and he that ministered to my apprehended : but this one thing I do, forwants.

getting those things which are behind, and 26 For he longed after you all, and was reaching forth unto those things which are full of heaviness, because that ye had heard before, that he had been sick.

14 I press toward the mark for the prize of 27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death : the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. but God had mercy on him; and not on 15 Let us therefore, as many as be perhim only, but on me also, lest I should have fect, be thus minded : and if in any thing sorrow upon sorrow.

ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal 28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, even this unto you. that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, 16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already and that I may be the less sorrowful.

attained, let us walk by the same rule, let 29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with us mind the same thing. all gladness; and hold such in reputation: 17 Brethren, be followers together of me,

30 Because for the work of Christ he was and mark them which walk so as ye have nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to us for an ensample. supply your lack of service toward me.

18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you CHAPTER 3.

often, and now tell you even weeping, that 1 He warneth them to beware of the false they are the enemies of the cross of Christ : teachers of the circumcision, 4 shewing that 19 Whose end is destruction, whose God General exhortations.

COLOSSIANS, 1. The Philippians' liberality. is their belly, and whose glory is in their ed, and received, and heard, and seen in shame, who.mind earthly things.)

me, do: and the God of peace shall be 20 For our conversation is in heaven; from

with you. whence also we look for the Saviour, the 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that Lord Jesus Christ:

now at the last your care of me hath flou21 Who shall change our vile body, that it rished again; wherein ye were also careful, may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, but ye lacked opportunity. according to the working whereby he is able 11 Not that I speak in respect of want: even to subdue all things unto himself. for I have learned, in whatsoever state I

am, therewith to be content. CHAPTER 4. 1 From particular admonitions 4 he proceedeth

12 I know both how to be abased, and I to general echortations, 10 shewing how he

know how to abound : every where and in rejoiced at their liberality towards him lying all things I am instructed both to be full in prison, not so much for the supply of his and to be hungry, both to abound and to cron wants, as for the grace of God in them. suffer need. 19 And 80 he concludeth with prayer and 13 I can do all things through Christ which salutations.

strengtheneth me.

14 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ed and longed for, my joy and crown, so ye did communicate with my affliction. stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved. 15 Now ye Philippians know also, that in

2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, the beginning of the gospel, when I departed that they be of the same mind in the Lord. from Macedonia, no church communicated

3 And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, with me as concerning giving and receiving, help those women which laboured with me but ye only. in the gospel, with Clement also, and with 16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once other my fellowlabourers, whose names are and again unto my necessity. in the book of life.

17 Not because I desire a gift : but I desire 4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I fruit that may abound to your account. say, Rejoice.

18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, 6 Let your moderation be known unto all having received of Epaphroditus the things men. The Lord is at hand.

which were sent from you, an odour of a 6 Be careful for nothing ; but in every thing sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasby prayer and supplication with thanksgiv- ing to God. ing let your requests be made known unto 19 But my God shall supply all your need God.

according to his riches in glory by Christ 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all Jesus. understanding, shall keep your hearts and 20 Now unto God and our Father be glory minds through Christ Jesus.

for ever and ever. Amen. 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are 21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. Tho true, whatsoever things are honest, whatso- brethren which are with me greet you. ever things are just, whatsoever things are 22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatso- that are of Cæsar's household. ever things are of good report; if there be 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think with you all. Amen. on these things.

1 It was written to the Philippians from 9 Those things, which ye have both learn- Rome by Epaphroditus.

THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE

COLOSSIANS.

CHAPTER 1.

Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all

the saints, 1 After salutation he thanketh God for their

5 For the hope which is laid up for you faith, 7 confirmeth the doctrine of Epaphras, 9 prayeth further for their increase in grace,

in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the 14 describeth the true Christ, 21 encourageth

word of the truth of the gospel; them to receive Jesus Christ, and commendeth 6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all his own ministry.

the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it

doth also in you, since the day ye heard of will of God, and Timotheus our brother, it, and knew the grace of God in truth: 2 To the saints and faithful brethren in 7 As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto fellowservant, who is for you à faithful you, and peace, from God our Father and minister of Christ; the Lord Jesus Christ.

8 Who also declared unto us your love in 3 We give thanks to God and the Father the Spirit. of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always 9 For this cause we also, since the day we for you,

heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and 4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ to desire that ye might be illed with the

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