7 Rooted and built up in him, of your reward in a voluntary and stablished in the faith, as ye humility and worshipping of have been taught, abounding angels, intruding into those therein with thanksgiving. things which he hath not seen,

8 Beware lest any man spoil vainly puffed up by his fleshly you through philosophy and vain mind,

deceit, after the tradition of men, 19 And not holding the Head, after the rudiments of the world, from which all the body by joints and not after Christ. and bands having nourishment

9 For in him dwelleth all the ministered, and knit together, fulness of the Godhead bodily. increaseth with the increase of 10 And ye are complete in God. him, which is the head of all 20 Wherefore if ye be dead principality and power: with Christ from the rudiments

11 In whom also ye are cir- of the world, why as though livcumcised with the circumcision ing in the world, are ye subject made without hands, in putting to ordinances,

off the body of the sins of the 21 (Touch not; taste not; flesh by the circumcision of handle not; Christ:

22 Which all are to perish

12 Buried with him in bap- with the using;) after the comtism, wherein also ye are risen mandments and doctrines of with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.


23 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will-wor13 And you, being dead in ship, and humility, and neglectyour sins and the uncircumcision ing of the body; not in any honof your flesh, hath he quickened our to the satisfying of the flesh. together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;


1 He exhorteth to be heavenly minded; 5 to mortify corrupt lusts, and all malice; 14 Blotting out the hand12 to put on kindness, charity, &c....18 writing of ordinances that was Sundry other relative duties. against us, which was contrary TF ye then be risen with to us, and took it out of the Christ, seek those things way, nailing it to his cross; which are above, where Christ 15 And having spoiled prin- sitteth on the right hand of cipalities and powers, he made God. a shew of them openly, trium- 2 Set your affections on things phing over them in it. above, not on things on the

16 Let no man therefore earth. judge you in meat, or in drink, 3 For ye are dead, and your or in respect of a holy-day, or life is hid with Christ in God. of the new-moon, or of the sab- 4 When Christ, who is our bath-days: life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. 18 Let no man beguile you earth; fornication, uncleanness,

5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the

inordinate affection, evil con- 17 And whatsoever ye do cupisence, and covetousness, in word or deed, do all in the which is idolatry : name of the Lord Jesus, giving 6 For which things' sake the thanks to God and the Father wrath of God cometh on the by him. children of disobedience :

18 Wives, submit yourselves. 7 In the which ye also walked unto your own husbands, as it is sometime, when ye lived in them. fit in the Lord.

8 But now ye also put off all 19 Husbands, love your wives, these; anger, wrath, malice, and be not bitter against them. blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well-pleasing unto the Lord.

9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old 21 Fathers, provoke not your man with his deeds;

children to anger, lest they be

10 And have put on the new discouraged, man, which is renewed in knowl

22 Servants, obey in all things

edge after the image of him that your masters according to the created him: flesh; not with eye-service, as 11 Where there is neither men-pleasers; but in singleness Greek nor Jew, circumcision of heart, fearing God: nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, 23 And whatsoever ye do, do Scythian, bond nor free: but it heartily, as to the Lord, and Christ is all, and in all. not unto men ;

12 Put on therefore, as the 24 Knowing that of the Lord elect of God, holy and beloved, ye shall receive the reward of bowels of mercies, kindness, the inheritance: for ye serve humbleness of mind, meekness, the Lord Christ.


25 But he that doeth wrong, 13 Forbearing one another, shall receive for the wrong and forgiving one another, if any which he hath done: and there man have a quarrel against any: is no respect of persons.

even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.


1 He exhorteth to be fervent in prayer, 5 speech; 7 he commendeth Tychicus and to walk wisely, 6 and with well-ordered Onesimus....10 Sundry salutations.

15 And let the peace of God MASTERS, give unto your

servants that which is just rule in your hearts, to the which and equal; knowing that ye alalso ye are called in one body; so have a Master in heaven. and be ye thankful. 2 Continue in prayer, and

16 Let the word of Christ watch in the same with thanksdwell in you richly in all wis-giving;

dom; teaching and admonish- 3 Withal praying also for us, ing one another in psalms, and that God would open unto us a hymns, and spiritual songs, sing-door of utterance, to speak the ing with grace in your hearts to mystery of Christ, for which I the Lord. am also in bonds:

4 That I may make it mani- kingdom of God, which have fest, as I ought to speak. been a comfort unto me.

5 Walk in wisdom toward 12 Epaphras, who is one of them that are without, redeem-you, a servant of Christ, saluting the time. eth you, always labouring fer

6 Let your speech be always vently for you in prayers, that with grace, seasoned with salt, ye may stand perfect and comthat ye may know how ye ought plete in all the will of God. to answer every man. 13 For I bear him record, 7 All my state shall Tychicus that he hath a great zeal for you, declare unto you, who is a belov and them that are in Laodicea, ed brother, and a faithful min- and them in Hierapolis. ister and fellow-servant in the Lord :

14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you. 8 Whom I have sent unto you 15 Salute the brethren which for the same purpose, that he are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, might know your estate, and and the church which is in his comfort your hearts; house.

9 With Onesimus, a faithful 16 And when this epistle is and beloved brother, who is one read among you, cause that it be of you. They shall make known read also in the church of the unto you all things which are Laodiceans; and that ye likewise done here. read the epistle from Laodicea.

10 Aristarchus, my fellow- 17 And say to Archippus, prisoner, saluteth you; and Mar- Take heed to the ministry which cus, sister's son to Barnabas, thou hast received in the Lord, (touching whom ye received that thou fulfil it. commandments: if he come unto you, receive him ;)

11 And Jesus, which is called Justus; who are of the circumcision. These only are my fellow-workers unto the

18 The salutation by the hand ofme Paul.Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen. I Written from Rome to the Colossians by Tychicus and Onesimus.

1 The First Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the THESSALONIANS.


2 Paul sheweth his remembrance of them in thanksgiving and prayer, 5 and approveth

our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 We give thanks to God their exemplary reception of the gospel. always for you all, making PAUL, and Silvanus, and mention of you in our prayers; Timotheus, unto the church 3 Remembering without ceasof the Thessalonians which is ing your work of faith, and lain God the Father, and in the bour of love, and patience of Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in unto you, and peace, from God the sight of God and our Father;

4 Knowing, brethren beloved, not of deceit, nor of uncleanyour election of God. ness, nor in guile;

5 For our gospel came not 4 But as we were allowed of unto you in word only, but al- God to be put in trust with the so in power, and in the Holy gospel, even so we speak; not Ghost, and in much assurance; as pleasing men, but God, which as ye know what manner of men trieth our hearts.

we were among you for your 5 For neither at any time used sake. we flattering words, as ye know, 6 And ye became followers nor a cloak of covetousness; of us, and of the Lord, having God is witness: received the word in much af- 6 Nor of men sought we glofliction, with joy of the Holy ry, neither of you, nor yet of Ghost: others, when we might have 7 So that ye were ensamples been burdensome, as the aposto all that believe in Macedonia tles of Christ.

and Achaia.

7 But we were gentle among 8 For from you sounded out you, even as a nurse cherisheth the word of the Lord not only in her children :

Macedonia and Achaia, but also 8 So being affectionately in every place your faith to God-desirous of you, we were willing ward is spread abroad; so that to have imparted unto you, not we need not to speak any thing. the gospel of God only, but also 9 For they themselves shew our own souls, because ye were of us what manner of entering dear unto us.

in we had unto you, and how ye 9 For ye remember, brethturned to God from idols, to ren, our labour and travail: for serve the living and true God; labouring night and day, because

10 And to wait for his Son we would not be chargeable unfrom heaven, whom he raised to any of you, we preached unto from the dead, even Jesus, which you the gospel of God. delivered us from the wrath to 10 Yeare witnesses, and God also, how holily, and justly, and unblameably we behaved our



1 In what manner the gospel was preached selves among you that believe : unto them, and how they received it; 17 he sheweth his desire of coming to them, &c.

11 As ye know how we exhorted, and comforted, and char

FOR yourselves, brethren, ged every one of you, as a father

know our entrance in unto

you, that it was not in vain :

doth his children,

12 That ye would walk wor2 But even after that we had thy of God, who hath called you suffered before, and were shame- unto his kingdom and glory. fully entreated, as ye know, at 13 For this cause also thank Philippi, we were bold in our we Godwithout ceasing,because, God to speak unto you the gos- when ye received the word of pel of God with much conten- God which ye heard of us, ye tion. received it not as the word of 3 For our exhortation was men, but (as it is in truth) the

word of God, which effectually 3 That no man should be worketh also in you that believe. moved by these afflictions: for

14 For ye, brethren, became yourselves know that we are followers of the churches of God appointed thereunto. which in Judea are in Christ 4 For verily, when we were Jesus for ye also have suffered with you, we told you before like things of your own country- that we should suffer tribulation; men, even as they have of the even as it came to pass, and ye Jews: know.

15 Who both killed the Lord 5 For this cause, when I could Jesus, and their own prophets, no longer forbear, I sent to know and have persecuted us; and your faith, lest by some means they please not God, and are the tempter have tempted you, contrary to all men : and our labour be in vain.

16 Forbidding us to speak to 6 But now, when Timotheus the Gentiles that they might be came from you unto us, and saved, to fill up their sins always: brought us good tidings of your for the wrath is come upon them faith and charity, and that ye to the uttermost. have good remembrance of us 17 But we, brethren, being always, desiring greatly to see us, taken from you for a short time as we also to see you:

in presence, not in heart, en- 7 Therefore, brethren, we deavoured the more abundantly were comforted over you, in all to see your face with great desire. our affliction and distress by your 18 Wherefore we would have faith:

come unto you, even I Paul, 8 For now we live, if ye stand once and again; but Satan hin- fast in the Lord. dered us. 9 For what thanks can we 19 For what is our hope, or render to God again for you, joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are for all the joy wherewith we not even ye in the presence of joy for your sakes before our our Lord Jesus Christ at his God;

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1 Why Paul sent Timothy to them; 6 his good report a consolation to him. THEREFORE, when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;

10 Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.

12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward 2 And sent Timotheus, our all men, even as we do toward brother, and minister of God, you:

and our fellow-labourer in the 13 To the end he may estabgospel of Christ, to establish you, lish your hearts unblameable in and to comfort you concerning holiness before God, even our your faith: Father, at the coming of our

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