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The Christian's armour. Ephesians. Paul's thanksgiving. CHAP. VI.
13 Wherefore, take unto you Several duties recommended. the whole armour of God, that VHILDREN, obey your pa- ye may be able to withstand in
rents, in the Lord: for this the evil day, and having done all, is right.
to stand. 2 Honour thy father and mo- 14 Stand, therefore, having ther, (which is the first command- your loins girt about with truth, ment with promise,)
and having on the breast-plate of 3 That it may be well with thee, righteousness; and thou mayest live long on the 15 And your feet shod with earth.
the preparation of the gospel of 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not peace: your children to wrath: but bring| 16 Above all, taking the shield them up in the nurture and admo- of faith wherewith ye shall be able nition of the Lord.
to quench all the fiery darts of the 5 Servants, be obedient to them wicked. that are your masters, according 17 And take the helmet of sal. to the flesh, with fear and trem-vation, and the sword of the Spibling, in singleness of your heart, rit, which is the word of God: as unto Christ:
18 Praying always with all pray6 Not with eye-service, as men-er and supplication in the Spirit, pleasers; but as the servants of and watching thereunto with all Christ, doing the will of God perseverance and supplication for from the heart;
all saints; 7 With good will doing service, 19 And for me, that utterance as to the Lord, and not to men: may be given unto me, that I may
8 Knowing that whatsoever open my mouth boldly, to make good thing any man doeth, the known the mystery of the gospel, same shall he receive of the Lord, 20 For which I am an ambassawhether he be bond or free. dor in bonds; that therein I may
9 And ye, masters, do the speak boldly, as I ought to speak. same things unto them, forbear- 21 But that ye also may know ing threatening: knowing that my affairs, and how I do, Tychiyour Master also is in heaven;cus, a beloved brother, and faithneither is there respect of persons ful minister in the Lord, shall with him.
make known to you all things: 10 Finally, my brethren, be 22 Whom I have sent unto you strong in the Lord, and in the for the same purpose, that ye power of his might.
might know our affairs, and that 11 Put on the whole armour of he might comfort your hearts. God, that ye may be able to 23 Peace be to the brethren, and stand against the wiles of the love with faith, from God the Fadevil.
ther, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 12 For we wrestle not against 24 Grace be with all them that flesh and blood, but against prin- love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincipalities, against powers, against cerity. Amen. the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wicked- 1 Written from Rome unto the ness in high places.
Ephesians, by Tychicus.
I THE EPISTLE OF PAUL, THE APOSTLE, TO THE
things which happened unto me His prayer to God for them. have fallen out rather unto the AUL and Timotheus, the furtherance of the gospel ;
servants of Jesus Christ, to 13 So that my bonds in Christ all the saints in Christ Jesus which are manifest in all the palace, and are at Philippi, with the bishops in all other places ; and deacons :
14 And many of the brethren 2 Grace be unto you, and peace, in the Lord, waxing confident by from God our Father, and from my bonds, are much more bold the Lord Jesus Christ.
to speak the word without fear. 3 I thank my God upon every 15 Some indeed preach Christ, remembrance of you,
even of envy and strife; and some 4 Always, in every prayer of also of good will. mine for you all, making request 16 The one preach Christ of with joy.
contention, not sincerely, suppo5 For your fellowship in the sing to add affliction to
my gospel, from the first day until bonds; now;
17 But the other of love, know6 Being confident of this very ing that I am set for the defence thing, that he which hath begun of the gospel. a good work in you, will perform 18 What then? notwithstandit until the day of Jesus Christ: ing every way, whether in pre
7 Even as it is meet for me to tence or in truth, Christ is preachthink this of you all, because Iled; and I therein do rejoice, yea, have you in my heart; inasmuch and will rejoice. as both in my bonds, and in the 19 For I know that this shall defence and confirmation of the turn to my salvation through your gospel, ye all are partakers of my prayer, and the supply of the grace.
Spirit of Jesus Christ, 8 For God is my record, how 20 According to my earnest greatly I long after you all in the expectation, and my hope, that bowels of Jesus Christ.
in nothing I shall be ashamed, 9 And this I pray, that your but that with all boldness, as love may abound yet more and always, so now also, Christ shall more in knowledge, and in all be magnified in my body, whejudgment;
ther it be by life or by death. 10 That ye may approve things 21 For to me to live is Christ, that are excellent; that ye may and to die is gain. be sincere, and without offence, 22 But if I live in the flesh, till the day of Christ;
this is the fruit of my labour: yet 11 Being filled with the fruits what I shall choose, I wot not. of righteousness, which are by 23 For I am in a strait betwixt Jesus Christ unto the glory and two; having a desire to depart, praise of God.
and to be with Christ, which is 12 But I would ye should far better; understand, brethren, that the! 24 Nevertheless, to abide in
Paul's love for Christ. Philippians. Exhortations to humility. the ficsh is more needful for 5 Let this mind be in you, you.
which was also in Christ Jesus; 25 And having this confidence, 6 Who, being in the form of I know that I shall abide and con- God, thought it not robbery to tinue with you all, for your fur- be equal with God; therance and joy of faith;
7 But made himself of no repu26 That your rejoicing may be tation, and took upon him the more abundant in Jesus Christ form of a servant, and was made for me, by my coming to you in the likeness of men; again.
8 And, being found in fashion 27 Only let your conversation as a man, he humbled himself, be as it becometh the gospel of and became obedient unto death, Christ; that, whether I come even the death of the cross. and see you, or else be absent, I 9 Wherefore God also hath may hear of your affairs, that ye highly exalted him, and given stand fast in one spirit, with one him a name which is above every mind, striving together for the name; faith of the gospel ;
10 That at the name of Jesus 28 And in nothing terrified by every knee should bow, of things your adversaries: which is to in heaven, and things in earth, them an evident token of perditi- and things under the earth; on, but to you of salvation, and 11 And that every tongue that of God.
should confess, that Jesus Christ 29 For unto you it is given in is Lord, to the glory of God the the behalf of Christ, not only to Father. believe on him, but also to suffer 12 Wherefore, my beloved, for his sake;
as ye have always obeyed, not as 30 Having the same conflict in my presence only, but now which ye saw in me, and now much more in my absence, work hear to be in me.
out your own salvation with fear CHAP. II.
and trembling: Exhortations to humility.
13 For it is God which work(F there be, therefore, any con-eth in you, both to will and to do
solation in Christ, if any com- of his good pleasure. fort of love, if any fellowship of 14 Do all things without murthe Spirit, if any bowels and mer-murings and disputings; cies,
15 That ye may be blameless 2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be and harmless, the sons of God like-minded, having the same without rebuke, in the midst of a love, being of one accord, of one crooked and perverse nation, amind.
mong whom ye shine as lights in 3 Let nothing be done through the world; strife or vain-story; but in low- 16 Holling forth the word of liness of minii let tach cstcem life; that I may rejoice in the day other better than themselves. of Christ, that I have not run in
4 Look not every man on his vain, neitiier labourec in vain. own things, but every man also 17 Yca, and if I be offered upon the things of others.
lon the sacrifice and service of Epaphroditus sent. Chap. iii. Avoid false teachers. your faith, I joy and rejoice with not regarding his life to supply
your lack of service toward me. 18 For the same cause also do
CHAP. III. yejoy and rejoice with me.
To avoid false teachers.
19 But I trust in the Lord Jess. Fjoice in the Lord. To write
to unto you, that I also may be of good the same things to you, to me comfort when I know your state. indeed is not grievous, but for
20 For I have no man like-you, it is safe. minded, who will naturally care 2 Beware of dogs, beware of for your state.
evil-workers, beware of the con21 For all seek their own, not cision. the things which are Jesus 3 For we are the circumcision, Christ's.
which worship God in the Spirit, 22 But ye know the proof of and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and him, that, as a son with the fa- have no confidence in the flesh: ther, he hath served with me in 4 Though I might also have the gospel.
confidence in the flesh. If any 23 Him, therefore, I hope to other man thinketh that he hath send presently, so soon as I shall whereof he might trust in the see how it will go with me. flesh, I more:
24 But I trust in the Lord, 5 Circumcised the eighth day, that I also myself shall come of the stock of Israel, of the tribe shortly.
of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the 25 Yet I supposed it necessary, Hebrews; as touching the law, a to send to you Epaphroditus my Pharisee; brother, and companion in la- 6 Concerning zeal, persecuting bour, and fellow-soldier, but the church; touching the righteyour messenger, and he that ousness which is in the law, ministered to my wants.
Iblameless. 26 For he longed after you all, 7 But what things were gain to and was full of heaviness, because me, those I counted loss for that ye had heard that he had Christ. been sick.
8 Yea, doubtless, and I count 27 For indeed he was sick all things but loss for the excellennigh unto death: but God had cy of the knowledge of Christ mercy on him: and not on him Jesus my Lord: for whom I only, but on me also, lest I should have suffered the loss of all things, have sorrow upon sorrow.
and do count them but dung, that 28 I sent him, therefore, the I may win Christ, more carefully, that, when ye see 9 Ånd be found in him, not him again, ye may rejoice, and having mine own righteousness that I may be the less sorrowful. which is of the lawr, but that
29 Reccive him, therefore, in which is through the faith of the Lord, with ail gladness, and Christ, the righteousness which hold such in reputation :
lis of God by faith; 30 Because for the work of 10 That I inay know him, and Christ he was nigh unto death,lzhe power of his resurrection, and
Avoid carnal Christians. Philippians. General exhortations. the fellowship of his sufferings, body, that it may be fashioned being made conformable unto his like unto his glorious body, acdeath;
cording to the working whereby 11 If by any means I might he is able even to subdue all things attain unto the resurrection of the unto himself. dead.
CHAP. IV. 12 Not as though I had already General exbortations. attained, either were already per THEREFORE, my brethren, fect; but I follow after, if that I dearly beloved and longed may apprehend that for which for, my joy and crown, so stand also I am apprehended of Christ fast in the Lord, my dearly beloJesus.
ved. 13 Brethren, I count not my- 2 I beseech Euodias, and beself to have apprehended: but seech Syntyche, that they be of this one thing I do, forgetting the same mind in the Lord. those things which are behind, 3-And I entreat thee also, true and reaching forth unto those yoke-fellow, help those women things which are before,
which laboured with me in the 14 I press toward the mark, gospel, with Clement also, and for the prize of the high calling of with other my fellow-labourers, God in Christ Jesus.
whose names are in the book of 15 Let us, therefore, as many life. as be perfect, be thus minded; 4. Rejoice in the Lord alway: and if in any thing ye be other- and again I say, Rejoice. wise minded, God shall reveal 5 Let your moderation be even this unto you.
known unto all men. The Lord 16 Nevertheless, whereto we is at hand. have already attained, let us walk 6 Be careful for nothing: but by the same rule, let us mind the in every thing by prayer and supsame thing.
plication, with thanksgiving, let 17 Brethren, be followers toge- your requests be made known ther of me, and mark them which unto God. walk so, as ye have us for an en- 7 And the peace of God, which sample.
passeth all understanding, shall 18 (For many walk, of whom keep your hearts and minds I have told you often, and now through Christ Jesus. tell you even weeping, that they 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoeare the enemies of the cross of ver things are true, whatsoever Christ :
things are honest,' whatsoever 19 Whose end is destruction, things are just, whatsoever whose god is their belly, and things pure, whatsoever whose glory is in their shame, who things are lovely, whatsoever inind earthly things.)
things are of good report; if 20 For our conversation is in there be any virtue, and if there be heaven; from whence also we any praise, think on these things. look for the Saviour, the Lord 9 Those things, which ye have Jesus Christ;
both learned and received, and 21 Who shall change our vile heard and seen in me, doi and