898 Paul commendeth himself. II. CORINTHIANS. He glorieth in affliction have not received, or another gospel, 1 25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once which ye have not accepted, ye might was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck

ll a night and a day I have been in the deep; 5 For I suppose I was not a whit be- 28 In journeyings often, in perils o hind the very chicfest apostles.

waters, in perils of robbers, in perils bs 6 But though I be rude in speech, yet not mine own countrymen, in perils by ibie in knowledge; but we have been through-heathen, in perils in the city, in periis in ly made manifest among you in all things. || the wilderness, in perils in the sea, is

7 Have I committed an offence in a. I perils among false brethren jis basing myself that ye might be exalted, 27 In weariness and painfulness, in because I have preached to you the gos watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in pel of God freely?'

fastings often, in cold and nakedness. 8 I robbed other churches, taking wa 28 Besides those things that are with ges of their, to do you service.

out, that which cometh upon me daily 9 And when I was present with you, the care of all the churches, ,, . and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: 29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? for that which was lacking to me the who is offended, and I burn not? : brethren which came from Macedonia 30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of supplied : and in all things I have kept | the things which concern mine infirmities myself from being burdensome unto you, 31 The God and Father of our Lord and so will I keep myself. .

Jesus Christ, which is blessed for ever 10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no more, knoweth that I lie not ...! man shail stop me of this boasting in the 32 In Damascus the governor under regions of Achaia.

Aretas the king kept the city of the Da11 Wherefore? because I love you not? mascenes with a garrison, desirous to apGod knoweth.

prehend me : ** 12 But what I do, that I will do, that I 33 And through a window in a basket I may cut off occasion from them which was I let down by the wall, and escaped desire occasion ; that wherein they glory, his hands. they may be found even as we.

CHAP. XII 13 For such are false apostles, deceitfuli Paul commenleth his apostleship, not workers, transforming themselves into the by his revelations, 9 but by his infirapostles of Christ.

mities, 11 blaming them for forcing .*14 And no marvel ; for Satan himself || this boasting is transformed into an angel of light. IT is not expedient for me doubtless to

15 Therefore it is no great thing if I glory. I will come to visions and re. his ministers also be transformed as the velations of the Lord. ministers of righteousness; whose end 2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen shall be according to their works. I years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot

16 I say again, Let no man think mea tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive tell : God knoweth ;) such an one caught me, that I may boast myself a little. | up to the third heaven. ,

17. That which I speak, I speak it not 1 3 And I knew such a man, (whether after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in in the body, or out of the body, I cannot this confidence of boasting,

tell ; God knoweth ;). 18 Seeing that many glory after the 14 How that he was caught up into paraflesh, I will glory also.

dise, and heard unspeakable words, which 19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye ) it is not lawful for a man to utter. yourselves are wise.

5 Of such an one will I glory : yet of 20 For ye suffer, if a man bring you myself I will not glory, but in mine infirinto bondage, if a man devour you, if a mities, man take of you, if a man exalt himself, 6 For though I would desire to glory, I if a man smite you on the face.

shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: 21 I speak as concerning reproach, as | but now I forbear, lest any man should though we had been weak. Howbeit, I think of me above that which he seeth me whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak fool- to be, or that he heareth of me. ishly) I am bold also.

7 And lest I should be exalted above 22 Are they Hebrews ? so am I. Are measure through the abundanceof the rerthey Israelites ? so am I. Are they the elations, there was given to me a them in seed of Abraham ? so am I.

the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet 23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I me, lest I should be exalted above measure. speak as a fool) I am more ; in labours 8 For this thing I besought the Lord more abundant, in stripes above measure, thrice, that it might depart from me in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. 19 And he said unto me, My grace is suf

24 Of the Jews five times received I ||ficient for thee:Sfor my strength is made forty stripes save one.

1 perfect in weakness. Most gladly there

Paul's pleasure in his infirmities, &c. CHAP. I. He threateneth obstinate sinners. 899 fore will I rather glory in my infirmities, li

CHAP: XIII. that the power of Christ may rest upon me. || 1 Paul threateneth obstinate sinners. 5 He * 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infir- | adviseth them to a trial of their faith, mities, in reproaches,in necessities, in per THIS is the third time I am coming to secutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: T you : In the mouth of two or three for when I am weak, then am I strong witnesses shall every word be established. · 11 I am become a fool in glorying ; ye|| 2 I told you before, and foretel you, as have compelled me : for I ought to have if I were present, the second time; and been commended of you : for in nothing being absent now I write to them which am I 'behind the very chiefest apostles, heretofore have sinned, and to all other, though I be nothing.

that, if I come again, I will not spare : 12 Truly the signs of an apostle were 3 Since ye seek a proof of Christ wrought among you in all patience, in speaking in me, which to you-ward is signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds. not weak, but is mighty in you.

13 For what is it wherein ye were in 4 For though he was crucified through ferior to other churches, except it be that || weakness, yet he liveth by the power of I myself was not burdensome to you? || God. For we also are weak in him, but forgive me this wrong.

we shall live with him by the power of • 14 Behold, the third time I am ready God toward you. to come to you ; and I will not be bur 5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in densome to you : for I seek not yours, the faith ; prove your own selves. Know but you. For the children ought not to ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Jay up for the parents, but the parents Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? for the children.“

6 But I trust that ye shall know that 15 And I will very gladly spend and we are not reprobates. be spent for you ; though the more a-| 7 Now I pray to God that ye do no bundantly I love you, the less I be loved. || evil; not that we should appear approv

16 But be it so, I did not burden you : ed, but that ye should do that which is nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you honest, though we be as reprobates. with guile.

8 For we can do nothing against the 17 Did I make a gain of you by any truth, but for the truth. of them whom I sent unto you?

9 For we are glad, when we are weak, · 18 I desired Titus, and with him I sent and ye are strong: and this also we wish, a brother. Did Titus make a gain of even your perfection. you? walked we not in the same spirit ? 10 Therefore I write these things bewalked we not in the same steps ? ing absent, lest being present I should

19 Again, think ye that we excuse our use sharpness, according to the power selves unto you? we speak before God in which the Lord hath given me to edifiChrist: but we do all things, dearly be- || cation, and not to destruction. toved, for your edifying.

11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be per20 For I fear, lest, when I come, Ifect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, shall not find you such as I would, and | live in peace; and the God of love and that I shall be found unto you such as ye peace shall be with you. would not : lest there be debates, envy- 12 Greet one another with an holy kiss. ings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whis- | 13 All the saints salute you. perings, swellings, tomults:

14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 And lest, when I come again, my God and the love of God, and the communwill humble me among you, and that I lion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. shall be wait many which have sinned al- || Amen. ready, and have not repented of the un- | The second chistle to the Corinthians cleanness, and fornication, and lascivi- l was written from Philippi, a city of ousness, which they have committed.

Macedonia, by Titus and Lucas., wrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE


L 3 Grace be to you and peace from God 6 Paul wondereth that they have so soon the Father, and from our Lord Jesus "left him and the gospel, 11 which he il Christ, learned, not of men, but of God.

4 Who gave himself for our sins, that PAUL, an apostle, (not of men, nei- he might deliver us from this present

1 ther by man, but by Jesus Christ, evil world, according to the will of God and God the Father, who raised' him and our Father : from the dead ;)

5 To whom be glory forever and ever. 2 And all the brethren which are | Amen. with me, into the churches of Galatia : 161 marvel that ye are so soon removed 900 Paul marvels at the Galatians. GALATIANS. Of justiņcation by faith from him that called you into the grace || communicated unto them that gospel of Christ unto another gospel ;

which I preach among the Gentiles, but try Which is not another, but there be privately to them which were of reputasome that trouble you, and would pervert tion, lest by any means I should run, or the gospel of Christ.

had run in vain. wagne r , 8 But though we, or an angel from 3 But neither Titus, who was with me, heaven, preach any other gospel unto being a Greek, was compelled to be ciryou than that which we have preached cumcised: host Hund i

min unto you, let him be accursed.

4. And that because of false brethren 9 As we said before, so say I now a unawares brought in, who came in privily gain, If any man preach any other gospel to spy out our liberty which we have in unto you than that ye have received, let Christ Jesus, that they might bring us him be accursed.

into bondage: 10 For do I now persuade mén, or 5 To whom we gave place by subjecGod? or do I seek to please men for if tion, no, not for an hour; that the truth I yet pleased men, I should not be the of the gospel might continue with you. * servant of Christ.

6 But of these, who seemed to be some11 But I certify you, brethren, that the | what, (whatsoever they were it maketh no gospel which was preached of me is not matter to me: God accepteth no man's after man.

person :) for they who seemed to be somr12 For I neither received it of man, what, in conference added nothing to me: neither was I taught it, but by the reve- 7 But contrariwise, when they saw that lation of Jesus Christ.

the gospel of the uncircumcision was com13 For ye have heard of my conversa mitted unto me, as the gospel of the cirtion in time past in the Jews religion, cumcision was unto Peter; how that beyond measure I persecuted 8 (For he that wrought effectually in the church of God, and wasted it ; Peter to the apostleship of the circumicis

14 And profited in the Jews religion ion, the same was mighty in me toward above many my equals in mine own na- | the Gentiles :) tion, being more exceedingly zealous of 9 And when James, Cephas, and John, the traditions of my fathers

who seemed to be pillars, perceived the 15 But when it pleased God, who sep-grace that was given unto me, they gave arated me from my mother's womb, and to me and Barnabas the right hands of called me by his grace,

fellowship ; that we should go unto the 16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might heathen, and they unto the circumcision. preach him among the heathen; immedi- || 10 Only they would that we should reately I conferred not with flesh and blood : | member the poor; the same which I ako

17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to was forward to do. them which were apostles before me: | 11 But when Peter was come to Antibut I went into Arabia, and returned a- l och, I withstood him to the face, because gain unto Damascus.

he was to be blamed. * 18 Then after three years I went up 12 For before that certain came from to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but with him fifteen days.

when they were come, he withdrew, and 19 But other of the apostleś saw I none, separated himself, fearing them which save James the Lord's brother.

were of the circumcision . Ili ? 20 Now the things which I write unto 13 And the other Jews dissembled like you, behold, before God, I lie not. wise with him; insomuch that Barnabas

21 Afterwards I came into the regions also was carried away with their dissimof Syria and Cilicia ;

ulation. 22 And was unknown by face unto the 14. But when I saw that they walked churches of Judea which were in Christ: ll not uprightly according to the truth of

23 But they had heard only, That he the gospel, I said unto Peter before them which persecuted us in times past, now all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the preacheth the faith which once he de manner of Gentiles, and not as do the stroyed.

Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles 24 And they glorified God in me. to live as do the Jewse tatt...! CHAP. II.

15 We who are Jews by nature, and 1 Paul sheweth when he went up again not sinners of the Gentiles,

to Jerusalemi, and why. 14 Of justifica 16 Knowing that a man is not justified tion by faith, and not by works. 20 They by the works of the law, but by tie faith that are so justified, hve not in sin. of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in THEN fourteen years after I went Jesus Christ, that we miglit be justified by

I up again to Jerusalem with Barna- | the faith of Christ, and not by the works bas, and took Titus with me also.

of the law: for by the works of the law 2 And I went up by revelation, and I shall no flesh be justified.

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CHAP. III, IV. and blessed with Abraham, 901 17 But if, while we seek to he justified come on the Gentiles through Jesus by Christ, we ourselves also are found Christ; that we might receive the promise sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of of the Spirit through faith. sin? God forbid. on s op i 15 Brethren, I speak after the manner

18 For if I build again the things which of men ; Though it be but a man's cove I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. enant, yet if it be confirmed, no man dis

19 For I through the law am dead to annulleth or addeth thereto , the law, that I might live unto God. 16 Now to Abraham and his seed were

20 I am crucified with Christ : never the promises made. He saith not, And to theless, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth seeds, as of many ; but as of one, And to in me: and the lite which I now live in thy seed, which is Christ. is the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of 17 And this I say, that the covenant that God, who loved me, and gave himself for was confirmed before of God in Christ, me... i po gor

the law, which was four handieci and .21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it for if righteousness come by the law, then should make the promise of none effect. , Christ is dead in vain.

18 For if the inheritance be of the law, 8.; CHAP. III.

it is no more of promise : but God gave it 1 Paul asketh what moved them to leave | to Abraham by promise.

the faith, and depend on the law. 61 19 Wherefore then serveth the law ? It They that believe are justified, 9 and was added because of transgressions, till blessed with Abraham..

the seed should come to whoin the promn FOOLISH Galatians, who hath be- ) ise was made; and it was ordained by

witched you, that ye should not obey , angels in the hand of a mediator. the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ 20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of hath been evidently set forth, crucified one ; but Gal is one. among you ?.

21 Is the law then against the promises 2 This only would I learn of you, Re- of God? God forbid : for if there had ceived ye the Spirit by the works of the been a law given which could have given law, or by the hearing of faith?

life, verily righteousness should have been 13 Are ye so foolish? having begun in | by the law. Hvis the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by 22 But the scripture hath concluded all the flesh

uneler sin, that the promise by faith of 4 Have ye suffered so many things in Jesus Christ might be given to them that vain ? if it be yet in vain.

believe. 5 He therefore that ministereth to you 23 But before faith came, we were kept the Spirit, and worketh miracles among | under the law, shut up unto the faith you, doeth he it by the works of the law, which should afterwards be revealed. or by the hearing of faith?..

24 Wherefore the law was our school -6 Even as Abraham beliered God, and master 10 bring us unto Christ, that we it was accounted to him for righteousness. I might be justified by faith,.

..7 Know ye therefore, that they which | 25 But after that faith is come, we are are of faith, the same are the children of | no longer under a school-master..!) Abraham.

26 For ye are all the children of God 8 And the scripture foreseeing that by faith in Christ Jesus. . , ; si God would justify the heathen through 27 For as many of you as have been faith, preached before the gospel unto A- | baptized into Christ, have put op Christ. braham, saying, In thee shall all nations il 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, be blessed.

there is neither bond' nor free, there is 9 So then they which be of faith are neither male nor female : for ye are all blessed with faithful Abraham.

one in Christ Jesus... P. 10 For as many as are of the works of 29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye the law, are under the 'curse : for it is | Abraham's seed, and heirs according to written, Cursed is every one that contin- the promise. neth not in all things which are written

CHAP. IV.-' is in the book of the law to do them.

1 We were under the law till Christ cane, 11 But that no man is justified by the 5 but Christ freed us. 22 Weare the sons law in the sight of God, it is evident : of Abraham by the free-woman. for, The just shall live by faith... N OW I say, That the heir, as long as

12 And the law is not of faith : but, I TY he is a child, differeth nothing from The man that doeth them shalllivein them. a servaut, though he be lord of all;

13 Christ hath redeemed us from the 2 But is under tutors and governors curse of the law, being made a curse for until the time appointed of the father. usfor it is written, Cursed is every one 3 Even so we, when we were children, that hangeth on a tree:

|! were in bondage under the elements of 14 That the blessing of Abraham might 'the world : .

902 Christ freed us.

GALATIANS. The liberty of the gospic 4 But when the fulness of the time was is, and is in bondage with her children come, God sent forth his Son, made of al. 26 But Jerusalem which is above is woman, made under the law,

free, which is the mother of us all. 5 To redeem them that were under 27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou bare the law, that we might receive the adop- reri that bearest not ; break forth and tion of sons.

| cry, thou that travailest not : for the 6 And because ye are sons, God hath desolate hath many more children than sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your she which hath an husband. 1: hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was 7 Wherefore thou art no more a ser- | are the children of proinise. i. vant, but a son; and if a son, then an 29 But as then he that was born after heir of God through Christ.

the flesh persecuted him that was bort: 8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not after the Spirit, even so it is now. God, ye did service unto them which 30 Nevertheless, what saith the scrip by nature are no gods.

ture? Cast out the bond-woman and her 9 But now, after that ye have known son : for the son of the bond-woman shall God, or rather are known of God, how not be heir with the son of the free-woman. turn ye again to the weak and beggarly 31. So then, brethren, we are not chilelements, whereunto ye desire again to be dren of the bond-woman, but of the free. in bondage?


CHAP. V. A*** 10 Ye observe days, and months, and 1 Paal moveth them to stand in their tib. times, and years.

erty 3 and not to observe circunci. 11 I am afraid of you, lest I have be I sion ; 13 but rather love.de stowed upon you labour in vain.

QTAND fast therefore in the liberty 12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I D wherewith Christ hath made us free, am; for I am as ye are : ye have not and be not entangled again with the injured me at all.

yoke of bondage. 13 Ye know how through infirmity of 2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if the flesh I preached the gospel unto you ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you at the first.

nothing. . 14 And my temptation which was in 3 For I testify again to every man my flesh ye despised nnt, nor rejected ; that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to but received me as an angel of God, I do the whole law, even as Christ Jesus...

4 Christ is become of no effect unto 15 Where is then the blessedness yeyou, whosoever of you are justified by spake of? for I bear you record, that, if the law; ye are fallen from grace. ii had been possible, ye would have pluck-! 5 For we through the Spirit wait for ed out your own eyes, and have given | the hope of righteousness by faith.. them to me.

6 För in Jesus Christ neither circum16 Ain I therefore become your enemy cision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcibecause I tell you the truth?

sion ; but faith which worketh by lore. 17 They zealously affect you, but not 7 Ye did run well, who did hinder you well; yea, they would exclude you, that is that ye should not obey the truth? ye might affect them.

8 This persuasion cometh not of him 18 But it is good to be zealously af- that calleth you. fected always in a good thing, and not il 9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole only when I am present with you.

lump. 19 My little children, of whom I travail 10 I have confidence in you through in birth again,until Christ be formed in you, the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise

20 I desire to be present with you minded : but he that troubleth you shall now, and to change my voice ; for I stand bear his judgment, whosoever he be. in doubt of you.

11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach 21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under circumcision, why do I yet sutter persecathe law, Do ye not hear the law? tion. then is the offence of the cross ceased.

22 For it is written, that Abraham 12 I would they were even cut off had two sons, the one by a bond-maid, which trouble you. the other by a free-woman.

13 For, brethren, ye have been called 23 But he who was of the bond-wom unto liberty ; only use not liberty for an an, was born after the flesh; but he of occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one the free-woman was by promise.

another 24 Which things are an allegory : for 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one these are the two covenants, the one word, even in this, Thou shalt love thy from the mount Sinai, which gendereth neighbour as thyself. to bondage, which is Agar.

15 But if ye bite and devour one an25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Ara- | other, take heed that ye be not consumed bia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now one of another.

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