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Of the liberty

Chap. vi.

of the gospel. 31 So then, brethren, we are! 14 For all the law is fulfilled in not children of the bond-woman, one word, even in this, Thou shalt but of the free.

love thy neighbour as thyself. CHAP. V. | 15 But if ye bite and devour Of the liberty of the gospel. one another, take heed that ye be CTAND fast, therefore, in the not consumed one of another.

liberty wherewith Christ hath 16 This I say then, Walk in the made us free, and be not entang- Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the led again with the yoke of bond- lust of the flesh. age..

| 17 For the flesh lusteth against 2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, the Spirit, and the Spirit against that if ye be circumcised, Christ the flesh: and these are contrary shall profit you nothing

the one to the other; so that ye 3 For I testify again to every cannot do the things that ye would. man that is circumcised, that he 18 But if ye be led by the Spirit, is a debtor to do the whole law. ye are not under the law.

4 Christ is become of no effect 19 Now the works of the flesh unto you, whosoever of you are are manifest, which are these; justified by the law; ye are fallen Adultery, fornication, uncleanfrom grace.

ness, lasciviousness, 5 For we, through the Spirit, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, wait for the hope of righteousness variance, emulations, wrath, strife, by faith. .

seditions, heresies, 6 For in Jesus Christ neither 21 Envyings, murders, drunkcircumcision availeth any thing, enness, revellings, and such like: nor uncircumcision, but faith ; of the which I tell you before, as which worketh by love.

I have also told you in time past, 7 Ye did run well; who did that they which do such things hinder you, that ye should not shall not inherit the kingdom of obey the truth?

God. 8 This persuasion cometh not 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is of him that calleth you.

love, joy, peace, long-suffering, 9 A little leaven leaveneth the gentleness, goodness, faith, whole lump. .

| 23 Meekness, temperance: a. 10 I have confidence in you gainst such there is no law. through the Lord, that ye will be 24 And they that are Christ's, none otherwise minded; but he have crucified the flesh, with the that troubleth you shall bear his affections and lusts. judgment, whosoever he be. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let

11 And I, brethren, if I yet us also walk in the Spirit. preach circumcision, why do I 26 Let us not be desirous of yet suffer persecution ? then is the vain-glory, provoking one anooffence of the cross ceased. ther, envying one another.

12 I would they were even cut . CHAP. VI. aff which trouble you.

1 To deal mildly with ofenders. 13 For, brethren, ye have been DRETHREN, if a man be called unto liberty; only use not D overtaken in a fault, ye which liberty for an occasion to the flesh, are spiritual, restore such an one but by love serve one another. Iin the spirit of meekness; consid

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Of election,
Ephesians.

and adoption. ering thyself, lest thou also be have written unto you with mine tempted.

Town hand. 2 Bear ye one another's bur-12 As many as desire to make dens, and so fulfil the law of a fair shew in the flesh, they conChrist.

strain you to be circumcised; 3 For if a man think himself to only lest they should suffer persebe something when he is nothing, cution for the cross of Christ.

13 For neither they themselves 4 But let every man prove his who are circumcised, keep the own work, and then shall he have law; but desire to have you cirrejoicing in himself alone, and not cumcised, that they may glory in in another.

Jyour flesh. 5 For every man shall bear his 14 But God forbid that I should own burden.

glory, save in the cross of our 6 Let him that is taught in the Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the worci, communicate unto him world is crucified unto me, and I that teacheth in all good things. unto the world.

7 Be not deceived; God is not 15 For in Christ Jesus neither mocked: for whatsoever a man circumcision availeth any thing, soweth, that shall he also reap. nor uncircumcision, but a new

8 For he that soweth to his flesh, creature. shall of the flesh reap corruption : 16 And as many as walk accordbut he that soweth to the Spirit, ling to this rule, peace be on them, shall of the Spirit reap life ever- and mercy, and upon the Israel of lasting.

God. 9 And let us not be weary in 17 From henceforth let no man well-doing: for in due season we trouble me; for I bear in my boshall reap, if we faint not. dy the marks of the Lord Jesus.

10 As we have, therefore, op- 18 Brethren, the grace of our portunity, let us do good unto all Lord Jesus Christ be with your men, especially unto them who spirit. Amen. are of the household of faith. Unto the Galatians, written

11 Ye see how large a letter I from Rome.

THE EPISTLE OF PAUL, THE APOSTLE, TO THE

EPHESIANS.
CHAP. I.

who hath blessed us with all spi. Of election and adoption. ritual blessings in heavenly places DAUL, an apostle of Jesus in Christ :

[ Christ by the will of God, to 4 According as he hath chosen the saints which are at Ephesus, us in him before the foundation and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: of the world, that we should be

2 Grace be to you, and peace, holy, and without blame before from God our Father, and from him in love: the Lord Jesus Christ.

5 Having predestinated us unto 3 Blessed be the Gol and Fa- the adoption of children, by Jesus, ther of our Lord Jesus Christ, Christ to himself, according to

Redemption by grace. Chap. ii. All created for good works. the good pleasure of his will, may give unto you the spirit of

6 To the praise of the glory of wisdom and revelation, in the his grace, wherein he hath made knowledge of him: us accepted in the Beloved : 118 The eyes of your under

7 In whom we have redemption standing being enlightened: that through his blood, the forgiveness ye may know what is the hope of of sins, according to the riches of his calling, and what the riches of his grace;

the glory of his inheritance in the 8 Wherein he hath abounded saints, toward us, in all wisdom anci pru- 19 And what is the exceeding dence;

greatness of his power to us-ward 9 Having made known unto us who believe, according to the the mystery of his will, according working of his mighty power, to his good pleasure, which he 20 Which he wrought in Christ, hath purposed in himself: when he raised him from the

10 That, in the dispensation of dead, and set him at his own right the fulness of times, he might hand in the heavenly places, gather together in one all things 21 Far above all principality, in Christ, both which are in hea- and power, and might, and doven, and which are on earth, even minion, and every name that is in him:

named, not only in this world, 11 In whom also we have ob- but also in that which is to come; tained an inheritance, being pre-. 22 And hath put all things undestinated according to the pur- der his feet, and gave him to be pose of him who worketh all the head over all things to the things after the counsel of his own church, will;

I 23 Which is his body, the ful12 That we should be to the ness of him that filleth all in all. praise of his glory, who first trust

CHAP. II. ed in Christ.

1 All created for good works. 13 In whom ye also trusted, A ND you bath he quickened, after that ye heard the word of A who were dead in trespasses truth, the gospel of your salvati- and sins; on; in whom also, after that ye 2 Wherein, in time past, ye believed, ye were sealed with that walked according to the course of holy Spirit of promise,

this world, according to the prince 14. Which is the earnest of our of the power of the air, the spirit inheritance, until the redemption that now worketh in the children of the purchased possession, unto of disobedience: the praise of his glory.

| 3 Among whom also we all had 15 Wherefore I also, after llour conversation in times past, in heard of your faith in the Lord the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the Jesus, and love unto all the desires of the flesh, and of the saints,

mind; and were by nature the 16 Cease not to give thanks for children of wrath, even as others. you, making mention of you in 4 But God, who is rich in my prayers,

... mercy, for his great love where17 That the God of our Lord with he loved us, Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,i 5 Even when we were dead in

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Gentiles equal with the Jews. Ephesians. Salvation for the Gentiles. sins, hath quickened us together thereby; with Christ; (by grace ye are 17 And came and preached saved ;) .

peace to you which were afar off, 6 And hath raised us up toge-land to them that were nigh. ther, and made us sit together in 18 For through him we both heavenly places in Christ Jesus; have access by one Spirit unto the

7 That in the ages to come he Father. might shew the exceeding riches 19 Now, therefore, ye are no of his grace, in his kindness toward more strangers and foreigners,

but fellow-citizens with the saints, 8 For by grace are ye saved, and of the household of God: through faith; and that not of 20 And are built upon the founyourselves: it is the gift of God; dation of the apostles and pro

9 Not of works, lest any man phets, Jesus Christ himself being should boast :

the chief corner-stone ; 10 For we are his workmanship, 21 In whom all the building, created in Christ Jesus unto good fitly framed together, groweth unworks, which God hath before to an holy temple in the Lord : ordained that we should walk 22 In whom ye also are builded in them.

together for an habitation of God 11 Wherefore remember, that through the Spirit. ye being in time past Gentiles in

CHAP. III. the flesh, who are called Uncir- Salvation for the Gentiles. cumcision by that which is called TOR this cause, I Paul, the the Circumcision in the flesh f prisoner of Jesus Christ for made by hands;

you Gentiles, 12 That at that time ye were 2 Ifye have heard of the dispenwithout Christ, being aliens from sation of the grace of God, which the commonwealth of Israel, and is given me to you-ward; strangers from the covenants of 3 How that by revelation he promise, having no hope, and made known unto me the mystewithout God in the world: ry, (as I wrote afore in few

13 But now in Christ Jesus, words, ye, who sometimes were far off, 4 Whereby, when ye read, ye are made nigh by the blood of may understand my knowledge Christ.,

in the mystery of Christ) 14 For he is our peace, whol 5 Which in other ages was not hath made both one, and hath made known unto the sons of broken down the middle wall of men, as it is now revealed unto partition between us ;

his holy apostles and prophets by 15 Having abolished in his flesh the Spirit; . the enmity, even the law of com- 6 That the Gentiles should be mandments contained in ordinan- !fellow-heirs, and of the same boces, for to make in himself of dy, and partakers of his promise twain one new man, so making in Christ, by the Gospel; peace;

7 Whereof I was made a mi16 And that he might reconcile nister, according to the gift of the both unto God in one body by grace of God given unto me, by the cross, having slain the enmity the effectual working of his power.

The bidden mystery. Chap. iv. Exhortations to unity. 8 Unto me, who am less than church by Christ Jesus throughthe least of all saints, is this grace out all ages, world without end. given, that I should preach among Amen. the Gentiles the unsearchable

CHAP. IV. riches of Christ;

Exhortations to unity. . 9 And to make all men see what T Therefore, (the prisoner of the is the fellowship of the mystery, I Lord,) beseech you that ye which from the beginning of the walk worthy of the vocation world hath been hid in God, who wherewith ye are called, created all things by Jesus Christ: 2 With all lowliness and meek

10 To the intent that now unto ness, with long-suffering, for. the principalities and powers in bearing one another in love; heavenly places might be known, 3 Endeavouring to keep the uby the church, the manifold wis-Inity of the Spirit in the bond of dom of God,

peace. 11 According to the eternal 4 There is one body, and one purpose which he purposed in Spirit, even as ye are called in one Christ Jesus our Lord :

hope of your calling; 12 In whom we have boldness 5 One Lord, one faith, one and access with confidence by the baptism, faith of him. '

16 One God and Father of all, 13 Wherefore I desire that ye who is above all, and through all, faint not at my tribulations for and in you all.. you, which is your glory.

7 But unto every one of us is 14 For this cause I bow my given grace according to the meaknees unto the Father of our Lord sure of the gift of Christ. . Jesus Christ,

15 Of whom the whole family he ascended up on high, he led in heaven and earth is named, captivity captive, and gave gifts

16 That he would grant you, unto men. according to the riches of his glo-1 9 (Now that he ascended, what ry, to be strengthened with might is it but that he also descended by his Spirit in the inner man; first into the lower parts of the

17 That Christ may dwell in earth? your hearts by faith; that ye, be- 10 He that descended is the ing rooted and grounded in love, same also that ascended up far

18 May be able to comprehend above all heavens, that he might with all saints, what is the breadth, fill all things.) and length, and depth, and height; N And he gave some, apostles;

19 And to know the love of and some, prophets; and some, Christ, which passeth knowledge, evangelists; and some, pastors that ye might be filled with all the and teachers; fulness of God.

12 For the perfecting of the 20 Now, unto him that is able saints, for the work of the ministo do exceeding abundantly above try, for the edifying of the body. all that we ask or think, accord- of Christ; ing to the power that worketh in 13 Till we all come in the unity US,

of the faith, and of the knowledge 21 Unto him be glory in the of the Son of God, unto a perfect

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