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: 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things 14 I press toward the mark, for the prize are true, whatsoever things are honeit, % of the high calling of God in Christ Je- whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things , sus.

are pure, whatsoever things are lovely,°kz "Theflis. ans 15 Let us therefore, as many as be per- whatsoever things are of good report ; if feet, be thus minded : and if in any thing there be any virtue, and if there be any ye be otherwise minded, God fhall reveal praise, think on these things. even this unto you.

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i Those things which ye have both 'Chag. 19. 16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already learned and received, and heard and seen attained, let us walk by the same rule, in me, do: and m the God of peace shall # Rottle 15.11. let us mind the fame thing.

17 Brethren, ' be followers together of 10 But I rejoyced in the Lord greatly; me, and mark them which walk so, as :

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that now at the last " your care of me † +2.Cor. 11. *

, is have us for an ensample.

hath flourished again, wherein ye were also 18 (For many walk, of whom I have careful, but

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lacked opportunity. told you often, and now tell you even weep

11 Not that I speak in respect of want : ing, that they are h the enemies of the cross

for I have learned in whatsoever state I am, of Christ:

therewith to be content. 19 i Whose end is destruction, k whose 12 P I know both how to be abased, and Cor. 4.1t. God is their belly : and 'whose glory is I know how to abound : every where, and in their shame, who mind earthly things.) in all things I am instructed, both to be 20 Forn

our conversation is in heaven, full and to be hungry, both to abound and from whence also we o look for the Saviour, to suffer need. o the Lord Jesus Christ :

13 I can do all things 4 through Christ Joha ts. si 21 ? Who Thall change our vile body, which strengthnėth me. *** that it may be fashioned like unto his glo- 14 Notwithstanding, ye have well done, rious body, according to the working that I

ye did communicate with my affi- Chap. f. 96 26, whereby he is able 9 even to subdue allation. things unto himself.

15 Now ye Philippians know also, that CHA P. IV.

in the beginning of the gospel, when I de. i From particular admonitions 4 be proceeds parted from Macedonia

, • no church com- 'Cok. 11.859 eth to general exhortations, 10 Shewing municated with me, as concerning giving how he rejoyced at their liberality towards and receiving, but ye only. him lying in prison, not so much for the 16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once supply of his own wants, as for the grace and again unto my necessity. of God in them : 19 and so he concludeth 17 Not because I desire a gift : but I dewith prayer and falutations.

fire · fruit that may abound to your ac- (Rom. 15. 28. T Herefore, my brethren, dearly beloved and • longed for, my joy and crown,

18 But I have all, and abound : I am Or, I have to: • To stand fast in the Lord, my dearly be- full, having received of Epaphroditus the "Chap. 2. as. 19, loved.

things which were fent from you, * an odour - Hebr. 13. 16. 2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syn- of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, tyche, that they be of the fame mind in well-pleasing to God. 1 the Lord.

19 But my God ? shall supply all your : Corsa 3 And I intreat thee also, true yoke- need, according to his riches in glory, by Eph. 107.& 1. 47. fellow, help those women which a laboured Christ Jesus.

with me in the gospel, with Clement also, 20 Now unto God and our Father be

and with other my fellow-labourers, whofé glory for ever and eyer. Amen. 182" names are in the book of life.

2i Salute every faint in Christ Jesus. Rejoyce in the Lord alway: and a

The brethren - which are with me greet gain I fay, Rejoyce.

you. 5 Let your moderation be known unto 1 22 All the saints salute you,

chiefly Chap. 1. 19. 16. all men. 8 The Lord is at hand.

they that are of Cesars houshold. 25 6 h Be careful for nothing : but in every

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The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ thing by prayer and supplication with thankł- be with you all.

all. Amen. giving, let your requests be made known unto God.

It was written to the Philippians 7 And i the peace of God which palseth from Rome, by Epaphroditus.

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I After falutation, he thanketh God for their him all things confift.
faith, 7 confirmeth the doctrine of Epa- 18 And he is the head of the body, the

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phras, 9 prayeth further for their increase church : who is the beginning,
born from the dead ; that fin all things he i Cor

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in grace, 14 defcribeth the true Christ, 21
encourageth them to receive Jesus Christ, might have the preeminence.
and commendeth his own ministry.

19 For it pleased the Father, that ^ in « Ads 26.:;. Anno

AUL an apostle of Je- him should all fulness dwell ;

sus Christ by the will 20 And (having made peace through ou, among al. Dom.

of God, and Timo

the blood of his cross) 1 by him to recon- 334. Chap.z.. 64. theus our brother, cile i all things unto himself

, by him, I say, the making peace, 2 *

• To the faints b whether they be things in earth or things in z.Cor.5.1. and faithful brethren heaven. in Christ, which are

you

k that were sometime alien- * Eph. 2.1,2,12. at Coloffe : Grace be ated, and enemies * in your mind' by wick- *Of, by your

unto you and peace ed works, yet now hath he reconciled, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus

In the body of his flesh through Titus 1. ts. Christ. death, " to present you holy and unblameable, "Luke 7:75

: Eph. 1.16. 3 We give thanks to God, and the Fa- and unreproveable in his sight: Phil. 1.3.& 4.6. ther of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying al

23 If ye continue in the faith ogrounded Tit. 2.14. ways for

and settled, and be not moved away from Eph. 3. 17. you: * Eph. 1, 150 4

· Since we heard of your faith in Christ the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, Jesus, and of the love which

ye

have to all p. and which was preached 9 to every crea- Prom. 1o.ll. the faints;

ture which is under heaven ; whereof I Ver. 6.
5 For the hope fwhich is laid up for you Paul am made a minifter.
in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the 24 Who now rejoyce in my sufferings 2 Cor. 7. 4
word of the truth of the gospel :

for you, and fill
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Eph.3.113. 6 Which is come unto you, & as it is in of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh, for'a Tim. 1.8. & all the world, and h bringeth forth fruit, * his bodies sake, which is the church :

as it doth also in you, since the day ye :25 Whereof I am made a minister accorJohn 15.166

heard of it, and knew the grace of God in ding to y the dispensation of God, which is y Eph. 1.2 truth.

given to me for you, f to fulfil the word of +Os, fully to 7 As ye also learned of Epaphras our - 2 Cor. 21, 23. dear fellow-fervant, who is for you k a fáith- 26 Even ? the mystery which hath been Rom. 15.19. ful minister of Christ;

hid from ages, and from generations, · but Eph. 3. 9. 8 Who also declared unto us your love, now is made manifest to his saints: in the Spirit.

27 -To whom God would make known • 2 Cor. 2.14 m Eph. 1. 15. 9 - For this cause we also, since the day what is the riches of the glory of this my- «Rom.9.25.

we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, stery among the Gentiles ; which is Christ Eptio 1676 and to desire " that ye might be filled with # in you, the hope of glory:

Or, amongst the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom 28° Whom we preach, warning, every , Tim. 1.1. Eph. s. 170 and spiritual understanding:

man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; p Eph. 4. 1. 10 P That ye might walk worthy of the " that we may present every man perfect in 2.Cor

. 11.26 Lord ? unto all pleasing, being fruitful in

Eph.

Christ Jesus: 1 9 1 Theslo sol. every good work, and increasing in the 29 Whereunto I also labour, striving Chap, ao la knowledge of God;

according to his working, which worketh 11 Strengthned with all might according in me mightily. Eph. 4.1. to his glorious power," unto all patience

CHA P. II. and long-suffering with joyfulness;

I He still exhorteth them to be constant in 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which Christ, 8 to beware of philosophy, and hath made us meet to be partakers of the vain traditions, 18 worshipping of angels, inheritance of the saints in light:

20 and legal ceremonies, which are ended
13 Who hath delivered us from'the pow-

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er of darkness, and hath translated us into Or I would that ye knew what great

*. Or, fear,or,cares * Gr. the Son of the kingdom of * his dear Son:

conflict I have for you, and for them Phil. 1. 30. 14

ư In whom we have redemption at Laodicea, and for as many as have not 1 Thef. 2.2, through his blood, even the forgiveness of seen my face in the flesh: sins.

2 • That their hearts might be comforted, 2 Cor. 1.6. 15 Who is * the image of the invisible being knit together in love, and unto all Chap. 3. 14. God, y the first-born of every creature: riches of the full assurance of understand

16 For ? by him were all things created ing, d to the acknowledgment of the my- phile 3.8. that are in heaven, and that are in earth, stery of God, and of the Father, and of visible and invisible, whether they be throncs, Chrift; or - dominions, or principalities, or pow- 3 7 e In whom are hid all the treasures tor, Wherein. ers: all things were created by him, and of wisdom and knowledge. for him.

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3. For ye are dead, and your life is hid Shapir. 1.
6 i As ye have therefore received Christ with Christ in God.
Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him :

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When Christ who is our life, hali Rom. .. :: k Rooted and built up in him, and fta- appear, then shall ye also appear with him Chap 26. blished in the faith, as ye have been taught, in glory: abounding therein with thanksgiving,

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Mortifie therefore your members 'Rom. t. si 8 Beware left any man spoil you through which are upon the earth fornication, then : S:? philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradi- uncleanness; inordinate affection, evil con- 's The ** *:

15. 2. tion of men, after the trudiments of the cupiscence, and covetoufnesss :* which is * Eph. $: $: ements world, and not after Christ:

idolatry : 9 For • in him dwelleth all the fulness of

6. For which things fake, the wrath of Repet

. 2.2.4.5 D end i. 19. the Godhead bodily.

God cometh on m the children of disobe: * Epb. 2. 10 P And ye are complete in him, " whichdience . yere in 1: 203 "is the head of all "principality and power.

3. • In the which ye also walked fome - kom. 1. s 11 In whom also ye are circumcised with time, when ye lived in them.

1 Cor. 6, 112 -the circumcision made without hands, in 8 But o now you also put off all these ; Ephe : 12. putting off the body of the fins of the anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy; filthy Eph

. 1'25i a bolal: 22.

flesh, by the circumcision of Christ • communication out of your mouth:

12 · Buried with him in baptism, where- 9. 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that Epli. 4. és. in the # 19.& in also you are risen with him through * the ye have put off the old man with his deeds ; not morsd 24.

faith of the operation of God, i who hath 1o. And have put on the new man, which El, which relea raised him from the dead.

* is renewed in knowledge, after the image : Rom. iz: ;

Eph. 4. 23, 24. 13, And you being dead in your sins, of him " that created him.

and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath heaven;

11. Where there is neither * Greek nor Rom. 10. 12. nifer.

he quickned together with him, having for Jew, circumcision nör uncircumcision, bar-Games given you all trespasses,

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, bond nor free : byt Ohrift 6 14 Blotting out the hand-writing of or- is all, and in all

dinances, that was against us, which was 12 Put on therefore ( ? as the elect of Eph. 1: Chrilt in

contrary to us, and took it out of the way; God holy and beloved ) bowels of mer- iEph. so'm hich is the nailing it to his cross :

cies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meeka
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having spoiled - principalities 'ness

, long-suffering ;
Cation of G.";. and powers, he made a shew of them 13 Forbearing one another; and forgiving
fy; triumphing over them * in it.

one another, if any man have a' t quarrel † ori compiláciés 16 Let no man therefore judge you to against any : 6 even as Christ forgave you, • tpho to fui

in meat or in drink, or in respect of an so also do ye. from genere 12. holy-day, or of the new-moon, or of the 14 And above all these things; <påt i en este ting eft to řis leming ' fabbath-days ;

on charity, which is the e bond of perfect- chap. 1. % 17 f Which are a shadow of things to

ness. of the glory ma come ; but the body is of Christ.

15 And let the peace of God rule in kor. to tja entiles ; Whicsos? 18 Let no man'* beguile you of your your hearts, to the which also ye are calde of glory: 5. & reward, † in a voluntary humility, and wor

led & in one body; and be ye thankful. : $ Eph. 6 # fhipping of angels, intruding into thofe 16 Let the word of Christ dwell iri you

things which he hath not seen, vainly puft. richly in all wisdom ,, teaching and admont every the housing a ord up by his fleshly mind

nishing one another 5 in pfalrtis, and hymns, "i Cor: ifi a6s 19. And not holding the head, from

and spiritual fongs, singing with grace in fata. *** I also labon, " :,:. which all the body by joynts and bands ha- your hearts to the Lord.

17. And whatsoever ye do in word of 6. doć. 36. Corking, atusa 48 ving nourishment ministred, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God. deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, Roti

, 16 & A giving thanks to God

, arte the Father by him. He's * your

your Tech: : th them to be from the # rudiments of the world i

why, as though living in the world, are ye own hasbands, " as it is fit in the Lord.
subject to ordinances,

19 • Husbands, love your wives, and be : Eph. So 3:

Eph. s is: 21 (Touch not, taste not, handle not : not's bitter against them. 22 Which all are to perish with the using),

20. Children; obey your parents · in all the res 3:"after the commandments and doctrines of things : for this is well-plealing unto the Tech 19.24

Lord. 23 • Which things have indeed a fhew 21 Fathers; provoke not your ehildren oppis 6. 41

of wisdom in P will-worship and humility, to anger, left they be discouraged.

wiping and * neglecting of the body, not in any 22 : Servants, obey " in all things your išpb. &os, déi carts might bearingo honour to the fatisfying of the flesh. masters * according to the flesh; not with Tim...". CHA P. III.

eye-service, as men-pleafers, but in fingle-1 Pet. 2. 18 1 He Dheweth where we should seek Chrift: ness of heart, fearing God :

i Philerti, 16. He exhorteth to mortification, 10 to put

23. And whatsoever ye dơ, do it heatá rept. : 6; *: off the old man, and to put on Chrift; 12 tily, as to the Lord, and not unto men ; exhorting to charity, humility, and others 24 ? Knowing that of the Lord ye shall - Epli, &#r Several duties.

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25 But he that doth wrong, shall receive 10 ° Aristarchus my fellow-prisoner falut64.

for the wrong which he hath done : and eth you, and P Marcus filters Ion to Barna- 64. * Rom. 2. 11. there is no respect of persons.

bas, (touching whom ye received commandCH A P. IV. ;

ments ; if he come unto you, receive him i He exhorteth them to be fervent in pray

It And Jesus, which is called Justus, whó. 2 Tim. er, 5; to walk wisely toward, them that

are of the circumcision. These only are my
are not yet come to the true knowledge of fellow-workers unto the kingdom of God,
Chrift. 10 He saluteth them, and wish which have been a comfort unto me.
eth them all prosperity.

12 9 Epaphras, who is one of you, a fer- 9 Chap. 1.3. .. Eph. 6. 9.

vant of Christ, saluteth you, always.* la noche MAlters, give unto your servants that

which is just and equal, knowing bouring fervently for you in prayers, that 'Rom. is.. that ye also have a Master in heaven. ye may stand perfect, and † complete in Matth

. s. si. 6 Continue in prayer, and watch in the all the will of God. same with thanksgiving ;

13 For I bear him record, that he hath and 3. Withal, praying also for us, that God great zeal for you, and them that are in would d open unto us a door of utterance, Laodicea, and them

Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
to speak the mystery of Christ, for which 14 Luke the beloved physician, and
Matth. 13. 11. I am also in bonds :

Demas greet you.
4. That I may make it manifest, as I ought 15 Salute the brethren which are in Lao-
to speak

dicea, and Nymphas, and the church which Rom, 16. s.
54 Walk in wisdom toward them that is in his house.
are without,,s redeeming the time.
16 And when y this epistle is read amongst " Thesis

, 25. b Chap. 3. '16. 6 Let your speech be alwayh with grace, you,

cause that it be read also in the church Mark 9. so. seasoned with salt, * that ye

of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise how ye ought to answer every man. read the epistle from Laodicea. ! Eph. 6. 21.

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All my state shall Tychicus declare 17. And say to ? Archippus, Take heed Philem, a unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a to the ministry which thou haft received in faithful minister, and fellow-fervant in the the Lord, that thoy fulfil it.

18 The falutation by the hand of me 1 Cor. 16. 11. m Eph. 6. 23. 8 m Whom I have sent unto you for the Paul. b. Remember my bonds. Grace be & Hebe. 1.3.3:

1 fame purpose, that he might know your e- with you. Amen.
state, and comfort your hearts :
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With " Onesimus a faithful and beloved Written from Rome to the Coloffi-
brother, who is one of you. They thall ans, by Tychicus and Onefimus.

b Luke 18. 1.
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Chap. 2. I 5 i The Tbessalonians are given to understand ye know what manner of men we were a- so it.

both how mindful of them S. Paul was at mong you for your fake. tü
all times in thanksgiving, and prayer ; 5

6 And

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became followers of us, and of Phil. 3. 17. and also how well be was perfuaded of the Lord, having received the word in much a Theil ?. the truth, and sincerity of their faith, affliction, " with joy of the holy Ghost , and conversion to God.

7 So that ye were , ensamples to all that 8.D. 54.

AUL, and Silvanus, believe in Macedonia and Achaia.
and Timotheus, unto 8 For from you o sounded out the word
the church of the Thef- of the Lord, not only in Macedonia and
salonians, which is in Achaia, but also p in every place your faith Rom, so si
God the Father, and in to God-ward is spread abroad, so that we

the Lord Jesus Christ: need not to speak any thing. 6 Eph. 1. 2.

b Grace be unto you, 9. For they themselves lhew of us, 9 what · Chap. 2. I. and peace from God manner of entring in we had unto you,

our Father, and the and how ye turned to God from idols, to Lord Jesus Christ.

ferve the living and true God, 2 We give thanks to God always for you 10 And Sto wait for his Son from heaven, Tit. 2. 15. all, making mention of you in our prayers,

whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus · Matth: 3. Remembring without ceasing your which delivered us from the wrath to come. Rom. 50 % work of faith, fand labour of love, and pa

CHA P. II.

Chap. so ga tience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in 1 In what manner the gospel was brought and the sight of God, and our Father :

preached to the Thessalonians, and in what 4 Knowing, brethren * beloved, your Jort also they received it. 18 A reason is election of God,

rendred both. why S. Paul was so long 5 For hour gospel came not unto you in absent from them, and also why he was so word only, but also in power, and in the desirous to see them.

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his coming ? in vain.

20 For ye are our glory and joy. 2 But even after that we had suffered be

CH A P. III.

54. 'fore, and were shamefully entreated, as ye I S. Paul testifieth his great love to the Thefs Rev.21,146 know, at Philippi, we were bold in our salonians; partly by sending Timothy urito God d to speak unto you the gospel of God them to strengthen and comfort them; partly e with much contention.

by rejoycing in their well-doing ; 10 and

partf For our exhortation was not of de- ly by praying for them, and defiring a safe ceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile :

coming unto them. 4 But as 8 we were allowed of God to

Herefore · when we could no longer Ver. so be put in trust with the gospel, even so we

forbear, we thought it good to be baas 17.15. speak, i not as pleasing men, but God, which left at Athens alone : trieth our hearts.

2 And sent - Timotheus our brother and Rom. 16.11. s For k neither at any time used we flat- minister of God, and our fellow-labourer in tering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of the gospel of Christ, to establish you, covetousness; ? God is witness.

comfort you concerning your faith ; Nor of men fought we glory, neither 3

That no man should be moved by Epho 3. 13. of you, nor yet of others, when we might these afflictions: for your selves know that have * been burdensom, P as the apostles we are appointed thereunto. of Christ.

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{ For verily when we were with you, ? Tim. 3. 12. 7 But 4 we were gentle among you, even

we told you before, that we should suffer fas 300'34 6. as a nurse cherisheth her children :

tribulation ; even as it came to pass, and ye 8 So, being affectionately desirous of you, know. ; and the we were willing to have imparted unto 5 For this cause 8 when I could no longer Ver. m Laolin' you, not the gospel of God only, but also forbear, I sent to know your faith, h left by .4.Cor. 7. s.

our own souls, because ye were dear un- some means the tempter have tempted you, ch thou hata

and i our labour be in vain.

6 k But now when Timotheus came from Phil. 2. 16. u fulfil it .

9 For ye remember, brethren, our labour ion by the

and travel : for · labouring night and day, you unto us, and brought us good tidings

because we would not be chargeable unto bond

of your faith and charity, and that ye have you, we preached unto you the gospel good remembrance of us always, deliring of God.

greatly to see us, as we also to see you. 10 Ye are witnesses, and God also, * how 7 Therefore, brethren, we were comforted m Rom i holily, and justly, and unblameably we be- over you in all our affliction and distress by chicus and Q haved our felves among you that believe :

II As you know, how we exhorted and 8 For now we live, if ye stand fast in the comforted, and charged every one of you

Lord :
( as a father doth his children )

9 For what thanks can we render to God
12 y That ye would walk worthy of God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we
who hath called you unto his kingdom and joy for your fakes before our God,
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10 in Night and day" praying exceedingly "Aas 16. . 13 For this cause also thank we God with- that we might see your face, P and might • Rom. 1:10,11.

out ceasing, because when ye received the perfect that which is lacking in your faith ? o sebap 1:17: 1 much afic word of God which ye heard of us, ye recei- II Now God himself and our Father, and it. er of men 5. ved it a not as the word of men, but (as it is our Lord Jesus Christ * a direct our way unto *or, qwide,

in truth) the word of God, which effectually you. e followers a worketh also in you that believe.

12 And the Lord ' make you to increase - Chap. 4. 10. 14 For ye, brethren, became followers bof and abound in love . one towards another, chap. soos. of the host the churches of God, which in Judea

and towards all men, even as we do to'3. in Christ Jefus : for " ye also have suffered and Achat like things of your own countrymen,

13 To the end he may · stablish your hearts 1 Cor. 1.6. as they have of the Jews :

unblameable in holiness before God even our Chap. 4.23. 15 < Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Tilf 2017

1 John 3. 201 f their own prophets, and have persecuted Christ " with all his saints. us ; and they please not God, 8 and are

CH A P. I V. contrary to all men :

1 He exhorteth them to go on forward in all 16 5 Forbidding us to speak to the Gen- manner of godliness, 6 to live holily and just

ly, 9 to love one another, II and quietly we had tod tiles, that they might be saved, i to fill up 17. their fins alway : * for the wrath is como to follow their own business ; 13 and last upon them to the uttermost.

of all, to forrow moderately for the dead. 17 But we, brethren, being taken from 17 And unto this last exhortation is an

nexed a brief description of the resurrethe dead , you for a Mort time, ' in presence, not in

heart, endeavoured the more abundantly Etion, and second coming of Christ to judg10. to see your face with great desire.

ment. 18 Wherefore we would have come un- Urthermore then we * beseech you, bre- Or, requel. to you (even I Paul) once and again; but thren, and † exhort you by the Lord Je- tur, bestech. n Satan hindred us.

sus, a that as ye have received of us, bhow Col. 2.6. 19 For what is our hope, or joy, or you ought to walk, and to please God, so ecol. 1.10. crown of † rejoycing ? are not even ye in ye would abound more and more.

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