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the Lord: this is 2 Honour thy father and mother, 14 Stand therefore, having your loins (which is the first commandment with girt about with truth, and having op promise)

the breast-plate of righteousness; 3 That it may be well with thee, and 15 And your feet slind with the pre thou mayest live long on the earth. paration of the gospcl or peace:

4 And, ye fathers, provoke not yo ir 16 abore all, taking tlie slijeld of children to wrath: but bring them up faith, wherewith ye shall be able to in the nurture and admonition of te quenchiall thehery darts of the wicked. Lord

17 And takс the helmet of salvation, 6 Senants, be obedient to them that and the ssvord of the Spirit, which is are ymer masters according to tbe the word of God: flesh, with fear and trembling, in sid. 18 Praying always with all prayer gleness of your heart, as unw Christ; and supplication in the Spirit, and 6 Not with eye-service, as men-pleas-watching thereunto with all persever.' ers; but as the servants of Christ, ance and supplication for all saints; doing tbe will of God from the heart; 19 And for me, wat utterance inay

7 With good will doing service, as be given unto me that I may open my to the Lord, and not to men: mouth boldly, to make known the

8 Knowing that whatsoever good nystery of uie gospel, thing anyinan doeth, llie same bliall| 20 For whiclı I am an ambassador its he receive of the Lord, whether he be bonds; that therein 1 may speak boldDond or see.

ly, as I ought to spealt. 9 And, ye.masters,do the same things 21 But that ye also may know my anto them, forbearing threatening: atlaire, and how I do, Tychicus, a be. knowing that your plaster also is in loved brother and faithful minisier in

aven; neither is there respect of the Lord, shall make known to yon persons with him.

all things: 10 Finally, iny brethren, be strong in 22 Iliom I hare sent unto you for the Lord, and in the power of his the saine purpose, that ye might know niglit.

nur ulairs, and that he mighi comfort Ii Put on the whole armour of God, your hearts. that ye may be able to stand against 23 Peace be to the brethren, and love the wiles of the devil.

with faith, from God the l'ather, and 12 For we wrestle not against Nesh thc Lord Jesus Christ. nod blood, but agaiost principalities, 24 Grace be with all then tbat ivo: against powers, against the rulers of our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity the darkness of this world, uninst Arneu. spiritual wickedaess in high ploces. 1 Written (roin Roine unto the Eple. 13 Wherefore take unto you the sians, by Tychicus.

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1 The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the

PHILIPPIANS.

5 For your fellowsbip in the gospri, CHAP. I.

from the first day until now; AUL,and Timotheus, lhe servants 6 Being consident of this very thing,

of Jesus Christ, to all the saints tlrat be which hath began a good work in Christ Jesus which are al Philippi, in jou, will perform it unül the day wil.b the hisliops and deacons: of Jesus Christ:

2 Gracc beinto you, and peace, from 7 Even as it is meet for me to think God our father, and from the Lord this of you all, because I have you in Jesus Christo

by heart; inasmuch as both in my 3 I thank my God upon every re- bonds, and in the delence and confir membrance of you,

mation of the gospel, ye all are par 4 Always in every prayer of mine takers of my grace. for you all making request with joy, 8 For God is my record, how greally

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Preaching Christ.
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I long aer you all in the bowels of 26 That your rejoicing may be more
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abundant in Jesus Cbrisi for me, 9 And this I pray, Wat your love my coming to you again. may abouud yet more and more in 27 Only let your conversation be as knowledge and in all judginent; it becometh the gospel of Christ; that

10 That ye may approve things that whether I come and see you, or else are excellent; that ye may be sincere, be absent, I may hear of your affairs, and without oflence, till the day of that yesland last in one spirit, with Christ;

one mind striving together for the Il Being filled with the fruits of faith of the gospel; righteousness, which are by Jesus 28 And in nothing terrified by your Christ, unto the glory and praise of adversaries: which is to them an eri God.

dont token or perdition, but to you of 12 But I would ye should understand, salvation, and ihat of God. brethren, that the things which hap. 29 For unto you it is given, in the pened unto me have fallen out rather behalf of Christ, not only to believe unto the lurtherance of the gospel; on him, but also to suiler for his sake;

13 So that my boods in Chrisl are 30 Having the same conflict which manilest in all the palace, and in all ye saw in me, and now bear to be i other places; 14 and many on the brethren in the

CHAP, II. Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, TF there be therefore any consolation are much more bold to speak the in Christ, if any comfort of love, il word without fear.

any fellowship of the Spirit, if any 15 Some indeed preach Christ even bowels and mercies, uf envy und strile, and some also of 2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be like good will:

minded, having the same love, being 16 The one preach Chris! of conten. of one accord, of one mind. tion, not sincerely, supposing to add 3 Let nothing be done througb strilu Viction to my hovis:

or vain-glory; but in .owliness of 17 But the other of love, knoping mind let each esteem other better thai that I am set for the defence of the themselves. guspel.

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

19 For I know that this slialllurn to 6 Whio, being in the form of God, my salvation through you prayer, and thought it not robbery to be equal with the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, God;

20 According to my eamest expect 7 But made himself or no reputation, ation and my hope, that in nothing I and took upon bim the form of a ser shall be ashamed, but that with all vant, and was made in tbe likeness of boldness, as always, so now also Christ men; shall be inagnified in my body, wlieth 8 And being found in fashion as a er it be by life, or by death.

man, he humbled himself and became 21 For to meto live is Christ, and to obcdient unto death, even the deaib die is gain.

of the cross. 22 But if I live in the flash, this is 9 Wherefore God also hath highly the fruit of my labour: yet what I exalted him, and given bim a name shall choose I wot not.

which is above every name: 23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, 10 That at the name of Jesus every having a desire to depart, and to be knee should bow, or things in beaven, with Christ, which is far better: and things in earth, and things under

24 Nevertheless, 10 abide in the fleshi the earth: is more needlul for you.

11 And that every tongue shouly 25 And having this confidence, I confess that Jesus Christ is Lora, tu know that I shall abide and continue the glory of God the Father. ' with you all, for your furtherance and 12 Wherefore, iny beloved, as yo joy of faith;

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Cler'ist's worth preserie only, but now much more in life, 10 supply your lack of service w my alsence, work out your own sal- ward me. vation with sear and treinbling:

CHAP. III.

, ny rejoice you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

things to you, to me indeed is not 14 Do all things without murmuringe rievous, but for you it is safe. and disputings:

9 Beware of dogs, beware of evi! 16 That ye may be blameless and workers, beware of the concision. harmless, the sons of God, without :3 For are the circumcision, rebuke, in the midst of a crooked which worship God in the Spirit, and and perverse nation, among whom ye rejoice in Christ Jesus, and bave no shine as lights in tbe world; confidence in the flesh.

26 Holding forth the word of life; 4 Tbough I iniglit also have confi that I may l'ejoice in the day of Christ, dence in the lesh. If any other man that I have not run in vain, neither thinketb that be bath whereof be Taboured in rain.

mnight trust in the flesh, I more: 17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the 5 Circumcised lbe eighth day, of the sacrifice and service of your faith, I stock or Israel, of the tribe of Benjajoy and rejoice with you all. niin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; as

18 For the same cause also do ye louching the law, a Pharisre; joy and rejoice with me.

6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the 19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to cburch; touching the righteousness bend Tirotbeus shortly unto you, that which is in the lits, blamelcse. I also may be of good comfort when 1 7 But wliat things were gain to me. know your state.

those I counted logs for Christ. 20 For I have no man like-minded, 8 Yea doubtless, and I count a!! who will naturally care for your state things but inss for the excellency of

21 For all seek their own, not the the knowledge of Christ Jesus my things which are Jesus Christ's. Loril: for whom I have suffered the

22 But ye know the proof or hini, loss of all things, and cio count then! that, as a son with the father, be bath but dlung, that I may win Christ, gerred with me in the gospel.

9 and be lovnd in bim, sot baving 23 Him therefore I hope to send mine own rigliteousness, which is of presently, so soon as I shall see how the law, but that which is througli it will with

the faith of Cbrist, the righteousness 24 But I trust in the Lord that I also which is of God by faith; myself sball come shortly.

10 That I may know him, and the 25 Yet I supposed it necessary to power of his resurrection, and the send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, Tellowship of his sufferings, being and companion in labour, and fellow made conformable unto his death; soldier, but your messenger, and he 11 If by any means I might attain that ministered to my wants.

unto the resurrection of the dead: 26 For he longed after you all, and 12 Not as though I had already atwas full of heaviness, because that ye tuined, either were already persect; had heard that he lad been sick. but I follow after, if that I may appre

27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto hend that for wbich also I am appredeath: but God had mercy on hinı; bended or Christ Jesus. and not on him only; but on 13 Brethren, I count not myself to illso, lest I should have sorrow upon have appreliended : but this one thing

I do, forgetting those things wliichard 28 1 sent him therefore the more behind, and reaching forth unto those carefully, that, when ye see him things sbich are belore, again, ye may rejoice, and that I may 14 I press toward the inark, for tlie be the less sorrowful.

prize of the light calling of God iu 29 Receive bim therefore in the Lord Christ Jesus. with all gladness; and bold such in 15 Let lis tberefore, as many as be reputation:

perfect, be thus minded: and if in any 20 Because for the work of Christ he thing ye be otherwise minded, God was nigli unto death, not regarding lis'shalí revral even this unto you,

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Heavenly hopes,
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and conteuncit. 16 Nevertheless, whereto we have if there be any praise, think on these already attained, let us walk by the things. same rule, let us mind the saine thing: 9 Those things which ye have both

17 Breuiren, be followers together of learned, and received, and heard, and me, and mark them which walk so seen in me, do: and the God of peace as ye have us for an ensample. sliall be with you.

18 (For many walk, of whom I lave 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, told you often, and now tell you even that now at the last your care of me weeping, that they are the eneinies of hath nourished again; wherein ye Vie cross of Christ :

were also careful, but ye lacked op19 Wbose end is destruction, whose portunity. god is their belly, and those glory is li Not that I speak in respect of in their shame, who mind tarthly want: for I have learned, in whatsothings.)

everstate I am therewiti to be content, 20 Forour conversation is in heaven; 12 I know both low to be abascd, from whence also we look for the and I know how to abound: every Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ; where, and in all things, I am in

21 Wlio shall change our vile body, structed, both to be full and to be hunthat it may be fashioned like unto his fry, both to abound and lo suffer need. giorous body, according to the work - 13 I can do all things through Christ ing whereby lie is able even to subuue which strengtheneth me. all things unto himsell.

11 Notwithstanding ye have well

done, that ye did cominunicate with CHAP. IV.

my aflliction. THEREFORE,inybrethren,dear- 15 Now, ye Philippians, know also,

joy and crown, so stand last in the when I departed from Macedonia, no Lord, my dearly beloved.

church communicated with me, as 2 1 'beseech Evodias, and beseech coucсming giving and receiving, but Syntyche, what they be on the sane yo ouly. inund in the Lord.

16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent 3 And I entreat thee also, true yoke-once and again unto my necessity. fellow, help those women which la- 17 Not because I desire a gilt; but I boured with me in the gospel, with desire fruit that inay abound to your Clement also, and with over my sel-account. low-labourers, whose names are in 18 But I have all, anal abound: I an the book of life.

full, having received of Epaphroditus 4 Rejoice in the Lord always; and the things which were sent from you, again I say, Rejoice.

an odour of a sweet amell, a sacrifice 3 Let your moderation be known acceptable, well-pleasing to God. unto all meni, The Lord is at band. 19 But my God shall supply all your

6 Be careful for isotluing: but in every need, according to his riches in glory thing by prayer and supplication, with by Christ Jesus. thanksgiving, let your requests be 20 Now unto God and our Fatlier be inade known unto God.

glory for ever and ever. Amen. 7 and the peace of God, which piss. 21 Salute every aaint in Christ Jesus. eth all understanding, shall keep your The breuiren which are with me hearts and orinds through ChristJesus. greet you.

8 Finally,brethren, whatsoever things 22 All the saints salute you, chielly are true, whatsoever things are honest, they that are or Cesar's household. whatsoever things are just whatsoever 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus things ure pure, whatsoever things ure Christ be with all. Ainen. lovey, whatsoever things are of good IT It was written to the Philippians 1eport; is there be any virtue, iw'il from Rome, by Epaphroditus.

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The Epislle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the

COLOSSIANS.
CHAP. I.

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the will of God, and Timotheus principalities, or powers; all things our brother,

were created by him, and for him; 2 To the saints and faithfulbrethren 17 And he is before all things, and in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace by him all things consist; be unto you, and peace, from God our 18 And be is the head of the body, Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. the churcb: who is the begioning, 3 We give thanks to God and the the first-born from the dead; that in Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, pray- all things he might bave the pre-emiing always for you,

; Since we heard of your faith in 19 For it pleased the Father, that in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye hiin sbould all fullness dwell: have to all the saints;

20 And, having made peace through 5 For the hope which is laid up for the blood of his cross, by biin to reyou in heaven, whereof ye heard be-concile all things unto himosell; by fore in the word of the truth of the bim, I say, wbether they be things in gospel ;

eartb, or things in beaven. 6 Which is come unto you, as it is 21 And you, that were sometimes aliin all the world; and bringeth forthenated, and enemies in your mind by fluit, as it doth also in you, since the wicked works, yet now bath le reto day ye heard of it, and knew wie conciled, grace of God in truth:

22 In the body of his flesh through 7 As ye also leamed of Epapbrasour death, to present you boly, and undear fellow.servant, who is for you a blameable, and unreproveable in bis Caithful minister of Christ;

sight; 8 Who also declared unto us your 23 If ye continue in the faith groundlove in the Spirit.

ed and settled, and be not moved away 9 For this cause we also, since the from the hope of the gospel, which ye day we heard it, do not cease to pray bave beard, and which was preached for you, and to desire that ye migbt to every creature wbich is under beabe filled with the knowledge of his ven; whereof i Paul am made a minwill in all wisdom and spiritual un- ister; derstanding;

24 Wbo now rejoice in my sufferings 10 That ye miglit walk wortby or for you, and fill up that which is bethe Lord unto all pleasing, being fruit- hind of the allictions of Christ in my ful in every good work, and increas. Alesh for his body's sake, which is the ing in the knowledge of God;

cliurch: 11 Strengthened with all might, ac- 25 Whereof I am pade a minister, cording to his glorious power, unto all according to tbe dispensation of God patience and long-suffering with joy- which is given to die for you, 10 fula) fuloess;

the word of God; 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, 26 Even the mystery which halb wlrich liath made us meet to be par- been hid from ages and from generatakers of the inheritance of the saints tions, but now is made manifest to his in light;

saints: 13 Who hath delivered us from the 27 To whom God would niakcknown power of darkness, and liath trans- what is the riches of the glory of this lated us into the kinkgom of his dear mystery anong the Gentiles, which Son;

is Christ in you, the hope of glory: i4 In whom we have redemption 28 Whom we preach, warning every through lis blood, cven the forgive man, and teaching every man in alt ness of sins :

visdom; that we may present every 15 Who is the image of the invisible man perfect in Christ Jesus: God, the first-born ol' every creature:

29 Whereunto I also labour, striving 16 For by him were all things cre according to his working, which works ated tnat are in heaven, and that arejeth in me mightily.

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