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Exhortations to

Colossians.

several duties.. ment ministered and knit toge-sphemy, filthy communication out ther, increaseth with the increase of your mouth. of God.

19 Lie not one to another, see20 Wherefore, if ye be deading that ye have put off the old with Christ, from the rudiments man with his deeds; of the world, why, as though 10 And have put on the new living in the world, are ye subject man, which is renewed in knowto ordinances,

|ledge, after the image of him that 21 (Touch not, taste not, han- created him: dle not;

| 11 Where there is neither 22 Which all are to perish with Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor the using) after the command- uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scy. ments and doctrines of men ? thian, bond nor free; but Christ

23 Which things have indeed is all, and in all. • a shew of wisdom in will-worship 12 Put on, therefore, as the and humility, and neglecting of elect of God, holy and beloved, the body, not in any honour to bowels of mercies, kindness, the satisfying of the flesh, Thumbleness of mind, meekness, CHAP. III.

long-suffering; Exhortations to sundry duties. 13 Forbearing one another, and TF ye then be risen with Christ, forgiving one another, ifany man I seek those things which are have a quarrel against any; even above, where Christ sitteth on the as Christ forgave you, so also do right hand of God.

ye, 2 Set your affection on things 14 And, above all these things, above, not on things on the put on charity, which is the bond earth.

3 For ye are dead, and your 15 And let the peace of God life is hid with Christ in God. rule in your hearts, to the which

4 When Christ, who is our life, also ye are called in one body; shall appear, then shall ye also and be ye thankful. appear with him in glory. 116 Let the word of Christ

5 Mortify therefore your mem- dwell in you richly in all wisdom; bers which are upon the earth; teaching and admonishing one fornication, uncleanness, inordi- another in psalms, and hymns, nate affection, evil concupiscence, and spiritual songs, singing with and covetousness which is idola-grace in your hearts to the Lord. try;

17 And whatsoever ye do in 6 For which things' sake the word or deed, do all in the name wrath of God cometh on the chil- of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks dren of disobedience;

to God and the Father by him. 7 In the which ye also walked 18 Wives, submit yourselves some time, when re lived in unto your own husbands, as it is them.

fit in the Lord. 8 But now ye also put off all 19 Husbands, love your wives, these; anger, wrath, inalice, blas- and be not bitter against them,

the put perfectness the peace be which

. Several instructions, Chap. iv. and exhortations.

20 Children, obey your parents declare unto you, who is a belovin all things: for this is well-plea-ed brother, and a faithful minissing unto the Lord.

ter, and fellow-servant in the 21 Fathers, provoke not your Lord : children to anger, lest they be dis- 8 Whom I have sent unto you couraged.

for the same purpose, that he 22 Servants, obey in all things might know your estate, and your masters, according to the comfort your hearts; flesh; not with eye-service, as 9 With Onesimus, a faithful men-pleasers, but in singleness of and beloved brother, who is one heart, fearing God:

of you: they shall make known 23 And whatsoever ye do, do unto you all things which are it heartily, as to the Lord, and done here. not unto men;

10 Aristarchus my fellow-pri24 Knowing that of the Lord soner saluteth you, and Marcus, ye shall receive the reward of the sister's son to Barnabas; (touchinheritance: for ye serve the ing whom ye have received comLord Christ.

mandments; if he come unto you, 25 But he that doeth wrong receive him ;) shall receive for the wrong which 11 And Jesus, which is called he hath done: and there is no re- Justus, who are of the circumcispect of persons.

sion. These only are my fellowCHAP. IV.

workers unto the kingdom of Fervent prayer recommended. God, which have been a comfort M ASTERS, give unto your unto me.

servants that which is just 12 Epaphras, who is one of you, and equal; knowing that ye also a servant of Christ, saluteth you, have a Master in heaven. always labouring fervently for

2 Continue in prayer, and you in prayers, that ye may stand watch in the same with thanks- perfect and complete in all the giving;

will of God. 3 Withal, praying also for us, 13 For I bear him record, that that God would open unto us a he hath a great zeal for you, and door of utterance, to speak the them that are in Laodicea, and mystery of Christ, for which I am them in Hierapolis. also in bonds :

14 Luke, the beloved physici· 4 That I may make it manifest, an, and Demas, greet you. as I ought to speak.

15 Salute the brethren which 5 Walk in wisdom toward are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, them that are without, redeeming and the church which is in his the time.

house. 6 Let your speech be alway 16 And when this epistle is with grace, seasoned with salt, read among you, cause that it be that ye may know how ye ought read also in the church of the to answer every man.

Laodiceans; and that ye likewise 7 All my state shall Tychicus read the epistle from Laodicea.

Jor

Paul's joy for I. Thessalonians. their conversion.

17 And say to Archippus, bonds. Grace be with you. A. Take heed to the ministry which men. thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.

| q Written from Rome to the 18 The salutation by the hand Colossians by Tychicus and of me Paul. Remember my Onesimus.

1 THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL, THE APOSTLE,

TO THE THESSALONIANS.
CHAP. I.

in every place your faith to GodHis joy for their conversion. ward is spread abroad; so that DAUL, and Silvanus, and Ti- we need not to speak any thing.

Ľ motheus, unto the church of 9 For they themselves shew of the Thessalonians, which is in us what manner of entering in we God the Father, and in the Lord had unto you, and how ye turned Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, to God from idols, to serve the and peace, from God our Father, living and true God. and the Lord Jesus Christ. | 10 And to wait for his Son

2 We give thanks to God al- from heaven, whom he raised ways for you all, making mention from the dead, even Jesus, which of you in our prayers;

delivered us from the wrath to 3 Remembering without ceas- come. ing your work of faith, and labour

CHAP. II. of love, and patience of hope, in How they received the gospel. our Lord Jesus Christ, in the LOR yourselves, brethren, sight of God and our Father; T know our entrance in unto - 4 Knowing, brethren beloved, you, that it was not in vain : your election of God.

12 But even after that we had 5 For our gospel came not un-suffered before, and were shameto you in word only, but also in fully entreated, as ye know, at power, and in the Holy Ghost, Philippi, we were bold in our and in much assurance; as ye God to speak unto you the gosknow what manner of men wepel of God with much contention. were among you for your sake. 3 For our exhortation was not

6 And ye became followers of of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor. us, and of the Lord, having re-in guile; ceived the word in much afflicti. 4 But as we were allowed of on, with joy of the Holy Ghost: God to be put in trust with the

7 So that ye were ensamples to gospel, even so we speak, not as all that believe in Macedonia and pleasing men, but God which Achaia.

Itrieth our hearts. : 8 For from you sounded out! 5 For neither at any time used the word of the Lord, not only in we flattering words, as ye know, Macedonia and Achaia, but also nor a cloak of covetousness: God

Paul's love in i Chap. iii. i sending Timothy. is witness.

1 15 Who both killed the Lord 6 Nor of men sought we glory, Jesus and their own prophets, and neither of you, nor yet of others, have persecuted us; and they when we might have been burden- please not God, and are contrary some, as the apostles of Christ. to all men;

7 But we were gentle among 16 Forbidding us to speak to you, even as a nurse cherisheth the Gentiles, that they might be her children: .

saved, to fill up their sins alway: 8 So, being affectionately desi- for the wrath is come upon them rous of you we were willing to to the uttermost. have imparted unto you, not thel 17 But we, brethren, being tagospel of God only, but also ourken from you for a short time in own souls, because ye were dear presence, not in heart, endeaunto us.

voured the more abundantly to 9 For ye remember, brethren, see your face with great desire. , our labour and travail: for la- 18 Wherefore we would have bouring night and day, because come unto you (even I Paul) we would not be chargeable unto once and again, but Satan hinderany of you, we preached unto you/ed us. the gospel of God.

19 For what is our hope, or 10 Ye are witnesses, and God joy, or crown of rejoicing ? are also, how holily, and justly, and not even ye in the presence of unblameably, we behaved our- our Lord Jesus Christ at his selves among you that believe: coming ?

11 As ye know, how we ex. 20 For ye are our glory and horted, and comforted, and charg-joy. ed every one of you, (as a father CHAP. III. doth his children,)

His love in sending them Timothy. 12 That ye would walk worthy ITTHEREFORE, when we of God, who hath called you unto y could no longer forbear, his kingdom and glory.

we thought it good to be left at 13 For this cause also thank Athens alone, we God without ceasing, because, 2 And sent Timotheus our browhen ye received the word of ther, and minister of God, and God, which ye heard of us, ye our fellow-labourer in the gospel received it, not as the word of of Christ, to establish you, and men, but (as it is in truth) the to comfort you concerning your word of God, which effectually faith; worketh also in you that believe. 3 That no man should be mo

14 For ye, brethren, became ved by these afflictions: for your. followers of the churches of God selves know that we are appointed which in Judea are in Christ Je- thereunto. sus: for ye also have suffered 4 For verily, when we were like things of your own country with you, we told you before men, even as they have of the that we should suffer tribulation, Jews;

leven as it came to pass, and ye

3 That no

followers of th brethren, became

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hier opted over brethren, we were sanctificates to possess you shonia

He exhorteth them I. Thessalonians. to go on in godliness. know.

that as ye have received of us how 5 For this cause, when I could ye ought to walk, and to please no longer forbear, I sent to know God, so ye would abound more your faith, lest by some means and more. the tempter have tempted you, 2 For ye know what commandand our labour be in vain. ments we gave you by the Lord

6 But now, when Timotheus Jesus. came from you unto us, and 3 For this is the will of God, brought us good tidings of your even your sanctification, that ye faith and charity, and that ye have should abstain from fornication: good remembrance of us always, 4 That everyone of you should desiring greatly to see us, as we know how to possess his vessel in also to see you;

sanctification and honour; 7 Therefore, brethren, we were 5 Not in the lust of concupi. comforted over you in all our af-scence, even as the Gentiles which fliction and distress by your know not God: faith;

16 That no man go beyond and 8 For now we live, if ye stand defraud his brother in any matfast in the Lord.

ter; because that the Lord is the 9 For what thanks can we ren-avenger of all such, as we also der to God again for you, for all have forewarned you, and testifithe joy wherewith we joy for your ed. sakes before our God;

7 For God hath not called us 10 Night and day praying ex- unto uncleanness, but unto holie ceedingly that we might see your ness. face, and might perfect that which 8 He, therefore, that despiseth, is lacking in your faith?

despiseth not man, but God, 11 Now God himself, and our who hath also given unto us his Father, and our Lord Jesus holy Spirit. Christ, direct our way unto 9 But as touching brotherly you.

llove, ye need not that I write unto 12 And the Lord make you to you; for ye yourselves are taught increase and abound in love one of God to love one another. toward another, and toward all 10 And indeed ye do it toward men, even as we do toward you ; all the brethren which are in all

13 To the end he may stablish Macedonia: but we beseech you, your hearts unblameable in holi-brethren, that ye increase more ness before God, even our Fa- and more; ther, at the coming of our Lord 11 And that ye study to be Jesus Christ with all his saints. lquiet, and to do your own busiCHAP. IV.

ness, and to work with your own He exhorteth them to go on in god- hands, as we commanded you : liness.

| 12 That ye may walk honestly DURTHERMORE then, we toward them that are without, T beseech you, brethren, and and that ye may have lack of noexhort you by the Lord Jesus, thing.

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