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overtaken in a fault, ye which / who are of the household of are spiritual, restore such an faith. one in the spirit of meekness ; || 11 Ye see how large a letter considering thyself, lest thou | I have written unto you with also be tempted.

mine own 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 Christ.

constrain you to be circumcis. 3 For if a man think himself ed; only lest they should suffer to be something, when he is | persecution for the cross of nothing, he deceiveth him- || Christ. self.

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

| in your 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 Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the word, communicate unto the world is crucified unto me, him that teacheth, in all good and I unto the world. things.

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

16 And as many as walk ac8 For he that soweth to his cording to this rule, peace be on flesh, shall of the flesh reap cor- them, and mercy, and upon the ruption : but he that soweth to Israel of God. the Spirit, shall of the Spirit 17 From henceforth let no reap life everlasting.

man trouble me; for I bear 9 And let us not be weary in my body the marks of the in well-doing : for in due sea- || Lord Jesus. son we shall reap, if we faint || 18 Brethren, the grace of our not.

Lord Jesus Christ be with your 10 As we have, therefore, op- || spirit. Amen. portunity, let us do good unto Unto the Galatians, written from all men, especially unto them | Rome.

THE EPISTLE OF PAUL, THE APOSTLE,

TO THE EPHESIANS.

CHAP. I.

ll 8 Wherein he hath abounded

toward us, in all wisdom and OF ELECTION AND

prudence : ADOPTION.

9 Having made known unto us PAUL, an apostle of Jesus the mystery of his will accordChrist, by the will of God, toing to his good pleasure, which the saints which are at Ephesus, || he hath purposed in himself: and to the faithful in Christ Je. 10 That, in the dispensation sus :

of the fulness of times, he might 2 Grace be to you, and peace, Il gather together in one all things from God our Father, and from in Christ, both which are in the Lord Jesus Christ.

heaven, and which are on earth, 3 Blessed be the God and Fa. even in him : ther of our Lord Jesus Christ, || 11 In whom also we have ob. who hath blessed us with all tained an inheritance, being spiritual blessings in heavenly predestinated according to the places in Christ;

purpose of him who worketh 4 According as he hath cho- all things after the counsel of sen us in him before the foun- || his own will. dation of the world, that we 12 That we should be to the should be holy, and without praise of his glory, who first blame before him in love : trusted in Christ.

5 Having predestinated us unto 13 In whom ye also trusted, the adoption of children, by Je- || after that ye heard the word of sus Christ to himself, accord-truth, the gospel of your saling to the good pleasure of his | vation ; in whom also, after that will,

ye believed, ye were sealed with 6 To the praise of the glory that holy Spirit of promise, of his grace, wherein he hath 14 Which is the earnest of made us accepted in the Belov- our inheritance, until the reed :

demption of the purchased pos. 7 In whom we have redemption session, unto the praise of his through his, blood, the forgive- glory. ness of sins, according to the 15 Wherefore I also, after I riches of his grace ;

heard of your faith in the Lord VOL. IV.

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should of the world, the found his chings after the

Jesus, and love unto all the who were dead in trespasses saints,

and sins; 16 Cease not to give thanks | 2 Wherein, in time past, ye for you, making mention of you walked according to the course in my prayers,

of this world, according to the 17 That the God of our Lord prince of the power of the air, Jesus Christ, the Father of glo- the spirit that now worketh in ry, may give unto you the spi- | the children of disobedience : rit of wisdom and revelation, 3 Among whom also we all in the knowledge of him : had our conversation in times · 18 The eyes of your under- past, in the lusts of our flesh, standing being enlightened ; fulfilling the desires of the flesh that ye may know what is the and of the mind; and were by hope of his calling, and what | nature the children of wrath, the riches of the glory of his even as others. inheritance in the saints,

4 But God, who is rich in mer19 And what is the exceeding cy, for his great love wherewith greatness of his power to us- he loved us, ward who believe, according to 5 Even when we were dead in the working of his mighty pow. sins, hath quickened us togeer,

ther with Christ; (by grace ye 20 Which he wrought in are saved ;) Christ, when he raised him 6 And hath raised us up togefrom the dead, and set him at ther, and made us sit together his own right hand in the hea- | in heavenly places, in Christ Je. venly places,

sus; 21 Far above all principality, | 7 That in the ages to come, he and power, and might, and do- might shew the exceeding richminion, and every name that is es of his grace in his kind. named, not only in this world, | ness toward us, through Christ but also in that which is to Jesus. come ;

8 For by grace are ye saved 22 And hath put all things un- through faith ; and that not of der his feet, and gave him to be yourselves: it is the gift of the head over all things to the God; church,

9 Not of works, lest any man 23 Which is his body, the ful- | should boast : ness of him that filleth all in all. 10 For we are his workmanCHAP. II.

ship, created in Christ Jesus

unto good works, which God CHRIST OUR PEACE.

hath before ordained that we AND you hath he quickened, should walk in them.

11 Wherefore remember, that 20 And are built upon the ye being in time past Gentiles || foundation of the apostles and in the flesh, who are called Un-prophets, Jesus Christ himself circumcision, by that which is being the chief corner-stone ; called the Circumcision in the 21 In whom all the building flesh made by hands;

fitly framed together, groweth 12 That at that time ye were || unto an holy temple in the without Christ, being aliens Lord : from the commonwealth of Is- 22 In whom ye also are buildrael, and strangers from the co-ed together for an habitation of venants of promise, having no is God through the Spirit. hope, and without God in the world :

CHAP. III. 13 But now in Christ Jesus, ye, who sometimes were far off,

THE HIDDEN MYSTERY. are made nigh by the blood of FOR this cause, I Paul, the Christ.

prisoner of Jesus Christ, for 14 For he is our peace, who you Gentiles; hath made both one, and hath | 2 If ye have heard of the disbroken down the middle wall of pensation of the grace of God, partition between us ;

which is given me to you-ward ; 15 Having abolished in his 3 How that by revelation he flesh the enmity, even the law of made known unto me the myscommandments contained in or- tery, ( as I wrote afore in few dinances, for to make in him- words, self of twain, one new man, so 4 Whereby, when ye read, ye making peace;

may understand my knowledge 16 And that he might recon in the mystery of Christ,) cile both unto God in one body | 5 Which in other ages was not by the cross, having slain the made known unto the sons of enmity thereby;

men, as it is now revealed unto 17 And came, and preached his holy apostles and prophets peace to you which were afar off, by the Spirit; and to them that were nigh. 6 That the Gentiles should be

18 For through him we both fellow-heirs, and of the same have access by one Spirit unto | body, and partakers of his prothe Father.

mise in Christ by the gospel; 19 Now, therefore, ye are no 7 Whereof I was made a mimore strangers and foreigners, nister, according to the gift of but fellow-citizens with the the grace of God given unto saints, and of the household of me, by the effectual working of God:

his power.

8 Unto me, who am less than || breadth, and length, and depth, the least of all saints, is this | and height; grace given, that I should || 19 And to know the love of preach among the Gentiles the || Christ, which passeth knowunsearchable riches of Christ; ledge, that ye might be filled

9 And to make all men see || with all the fulness of God. what is the fellowship of the mys- || 20 Now, unto him that is able tery, which from the beginning to do exceeding abundantly aof the world hath been hid in bove all that we ask or think, God, who created all things by || according to the power that Jesus Christ :

worketh in us, 10 To the intent that now un. || 21 Unto him be glory in the to the principalities and pow. church by Christ Jesus, through. ers in heavenly places might be out all ages, world without end. known, by the church, the ma Amen. nifold wisdom of God, 11 According to the eternal

CHAP. IV. purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord :

EXHORTATION TO UNITY. 12 In whom we have boldness I THEREFORE, (the priand access with confidence by soner of the Lord,) beseech you the faith of him.

that ye walk worthy of the vo13 Wherefore I desire that ye | cation wherewith ye are called, faint not at my tribulations for 2 With all lowliness and meekyou, which is your glory. ness, with long-suffering, for

14 For this cause I bow my | bearing one another in love; . knees unto the Father of our 3 Endeavouring to keep the Lord Jesus Christ,

unity of the Spirit in the bond 15 Of whom the whole fami- of peace. ly in heaven and earth is nam- | 4 There is one body, and one ed,

Spirit, even as ye are called in 16 That he would grant you, | one hope of your calling; according to the riches of his 5 One Lord, one faith, one bapglory, to be strengthened with tism, might by his Spirit in the in- | 6 One God and Father of all, ner man;

who is above all, and through 17 That Christ may dwell in all, and in you all. your hearts by faith; that ye, 7 But unto every one of us is being rooted and grounded in || given grace according to the love,

| measure of the gift of Christ. 18 May be able to compre- 8 Wherefore he saith, When hend with all saints, what is the he ascended up on high, he led

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