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the body, I cannot tell : God you in all patience, in signs, and knoweth :)

wonders, and mighty deeds. 4 How that he was caught 13 For what is it wherein up into paradise, and heard un- ye were inferior to other churchspeakable words, which it is es, except it be that I myself not lawful for a man to utter. was not burdensome to you !

5 Of such a one will I glory : forgive me this wrong. yet of myself I will not glory, 14 Behold, the third time I but in mine infirmities.

am ready to come to you; and I 6 For though I would desire will not be burdensome to you: to glory, I shall not be a fool ; for I seek not yours, but you. for I will say the truth : but noro For the children ought not to lay I forbear, lest any man should up for the parents, but the pathink of me above that which rents for the children. he seeth me to be, or that he 15 And I will very gladly heareth of me.

spend and be spent for you ; 7 And lest I should be exal- though the more abundantly I ted above measure through the love you, the less I be lovabundance of the revelations, ed. there was given to me a thorn in 16 But be it so, I did not burthe flesh, the messenger of Satan den you: nevertheless, being to buffet' me, lest I should be ex- crafty, I caught you with guile. alted above measure.

17 Did I make a gain of you 8 For this thing I besvught by any of them whom I sent the Lord thrice, that it might de- unto you? part from me.

18 I desired Titus, and with 9 And he said unto me, My him I sent a brother. Did Titus grace is sufficient for thee: for make a gain of you? walked we my strength is made perfect in not in the same spirit ? walked weakness. Most gladly therefore we not in the same steps ? will I rather glory in my infirmi. 19 Again, think ye that we ties, that the power of Christ excuse ourselves unto you! we may rest upon me.

speak before God in Christ : but 10 Therefore I take plea-ive do all things, dearly beloved, sure in infirmities, in reproach- for your edifying. es, in necessities, in persecu- 20 For I fear, lest, when I tions, in distresses for Christ's come, I shall not find you such sake: for when I am weak, then as I would, and that I shall be am I strong.

found unto you such as ye would 11 I am become a fool in not : lest there be debates, envyglorying; ye have compelled ings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, me : for I ought to have been whisperings, swellings, tumults: commended of you : for in noth- 21 And lest, when I come ing am I behind the very chiefest again, my God will humble me apostles, though I be noth- among you, and that I shall being.

wail many which have sinned 12 Truly the signs of an already, and have not repented apostle were wrought among of the uncleanness, and fornica

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tion, and lasciviousness which 7 Now I pray to God that ye they have committed.

do no evil ; not that we should CHAP. XIII.

appear approved, but that ye 1 He threateneth obstinate sinners:5 He ad- should do that which is honest,

viseth them to a trial of their faith. THIS is the third time I am th

m though we be as reprobates. 1 coming to you: In the

" & For we can do nothing mouth of two or three witnesses ag

against the truth, but for the truth. shall every word be established...

9 For we are glad, when we 2 I told you before, and fore. are weak,, and ye are strong : tell you, as if I were present, the

h and this also we wish, even your

perfection. second time; and being absent now I write to them which here

| 10 Therefore I write these totore have sinned, and to all things being absent, lest being other, that, if I come again, I

present I should use sharpness,

according to the power which will not spare : 3 Since ye seek a proof of .

of the Lord hath given me to edifiChrist speaking in me, which

cation, and not to destruction. to you-ward is not weak, but is well. Be perfect, be of good

11 Finally, brethren, faremighty in you. For though he was crucifi

comfort, be of one mind, live in ed through weakness, yet be liv. peace; and the God of love and eth by the power of God. For pe

peace shall be with you. we also are weak in him, but

12 Greet one another with a

holy kiss. we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.

13 All the saints salute you. 5 Examine yourselves, wheth-1

14 The grace of the Lord er ye be in the faith; prove your

Jesus Christ, and the love of own selves. Know ye not your y

God, and the communion of the

Holy Ghost, be with you all. own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be

Amen. reprobates ?

I The second epistle to the Co6 But I trust that ye shall rinthians was written from know that we are not repro- Philippi, a city of Macedonia, bates.

by Titus and Lucas.

1 The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the GALATIANS. CHAP. I.

are with me, unto the churches

of Galatia : i Paul's salutation : 6 he wonders that they 3 Grace be to you, and peace

had so soon left the truth of the gospel, &c. from God the Father, and from PAUL, an apostle, (not of our Lord Jesus Christ,

I men, neither by man, but 4 Who gave himself for our by Jesus Christ, and God the sins, that he might deliver us Father, who raised hiin from the from this present evil world, acdead ;)

cording to the will of God and 2 And all the brethren which our Father:

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5 To whom be glory for ever the heathen ; inmediately I conand ever. Amen.

ferred not with flesh and blood: 6 Imarvel that ye are so soon 17 Neither went I up to Jeruremoved from him that called salem to them which were aposyou into the grace of Christ, un- tles before me: but I went into to another gospel :

Arabia, and returned again un7 Which is not another; but to Damascus. there be some that trouble you, 18 Then after three years ] and would pervert the gospel of went up to Jerusalem to see Christ.

Peter, and abode with him fif8 But though we, or an an- teen days. gel from heaven, preach any 19 But other of the apostles other gospel unto you than that saw I none, save James the which we have preached unto Lord's brother. you, let him be accursed. I 20 Now the things which I

9 As we said before, so say I write unto you, behold, before now again, If any man preach God, I lie not. any other gospel unto you than 21 Afterwards I came into the that ye have received, let him regions of Syria and Cilicia ; be accursed.

| 22 And was unknown by 10 For do I now persuade face unto the churches of Judea men, or God? or do I seek to which were in Christ : please men ? for if I yet pleased! 23 But they had heard only, men, I should not be the servant That he which persecuted us in of Christ.

times past, now preacheth the 11 But I certify you, breth- faith which once he destroyed. ren, that the gospel which was 24 And they glorified God preached of me is not after man: in me. 12 For I neither received it

CHAP. II. of man, neither was I taught it. 1 He sheweth when and for what purpose he but by the revelation of Jesus! went up to Jerusalem....14 Of justification

by faith, and not by works : 20 they that are Christ.

so justified live not in sin. 13 For ye have heard of my THEN fourteen years after conversation in time past in the 1 I went up again to JerusaJews' religion, how that beyond lem with Barnabas, and took measure I persecuted the church Titus with me also. of God, and wasted it; . L2 And I went up by revela

14 And profited in the Jews' tion, and communicated unto religion above many my equals them that gospel which I preach in mine own nation, being more among the Gentiles, but privateexceedingly zealous of the tra- ly to them which were of repuditions of my fathers.

tation, lest by any means I should 15 But when it pleased God, run, or had run, in vain. who separated me from my 3 But neither Titus, who was mother's womb, and called me with me, being a Greek, was by his grace,

compelled to be circumcised : 16 To reveal his Son in me, 4 And that because of false that I might preach him among|brethren unawares brought in,

ve heard of my T'I went upraias, and t Ch13 For one in time pas beyond lemuus with

14 Anand wasted ito church Titus with Barnabarn to Jeri

who came in privily to spy out, them which were of the circumour liberty which we have in cision. Christ Jesus, that they might 13 And the other Jews disbring us into bondage : sembled likewise with him; in

5 To whom we gave place somuch that Barnabas also was by subjection, no, not for au carried away with their dissimuhour; that the truth of the lation. gospel might continue with 14 But when I saw that they you.

walked not uprightly according 6 But of those, who seemed to the truth of the gospel, I to be somewhat, whatsoever said unto Peter before them all, they were, it maketh no mat- If thou, being a Jew, livest after to me: God accepteth no ter the manner of Gentiles, and man's person : for they who not as do the Jews, why comseemed to be somewhat, in pellest thou the Gentiles to live conference added nothing to as do the Jews? me:

15 We who are Jews by na7 But contrariwise, when ture, and not sinners of the Genthey saw that the gospel of the tiles, uncircumcision was committed 16 Knowing that a man is unto me, as the gospel of the not justified by the works of circumcision was unto Peter; the law, but by the faith of Je

8 (For he that wrought ef-sus Christ, even we have befectually in Peter to the apostle- lieved in Jesus Christ, that we ship of the circumcision, the might be justified by the faith of same was mighty in me toward Christ, and not by the works of the Gentiles :)

the law: for by the works of 9 And when James, Cephas, the law shall no flesh be justiand John, who seemed to be fied. pillars, perceived the grace that 17 But if, while we seek to be was given unto me, they gave justified by Christ, we ourselves to me and Barnabas the right also are found sinners, is therehands of fellowship; that we fore Christ the minister of sin ? should go unto the heathen, and God forbid. they unto the circumcision. I 18 For if I build again the

10 Only they would that we things which Idestroyed, I make should remember the poor; the myself a transgressor. same which I also was forward 19 For I through the law am to do. :

dead to the law, that I might 11 But when Peter was come live unto God. to Antioch, I withstood him to 20 I am crucified with Christ; the face, because he was to be nevertheless, I live; yet not 1, blamed.

but Christ liveth in ine: and the 12 For before that certain life which I now live in the flesh, came from James, be did eat I live by the faith of the Son of with the Gentiles: but when God, who loved me, and gave they were come, he withdrew, himself for me. and separated himself, fearing 21 I do not frustrate the

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grace of God: for if righteous-lin all things which are written ness coine by the law, then in the book of the law to do Christ is dead in vain.

them. CHAP. III.

11 But that no man is justifi1 He asketh what moved them to depend on ed by the law in the sight of

the law, having received the Spirit through God, it is evident : for, The just faith....6 Abraham being justified by faith, oh so they who are of faith inherit his bless: shall live by faith. ing.

12 And the law is not of O FOOLISH Galatians, who faith : but, The man that doeth

hath bewitched you, that them shall live in them. ye should not obey the truth,| 13 Christ hath redeemed us before whose eyes Jesus Christ from the curse of the law, being hath been evidently set forth, made a curse for us : for it is crucified among you ?.. written, Cursed is every one that

2 This only would I learn of hangeth on a tree: you, Received ye the Spirit by 14 That the blessing of Abrathe works of the law, or by the ham might come on the Genhearing of faith?

tiles through Jesus Christ ; that 3 Are ye so foolish ? having we might receive the promise of begun in the Spirit, are ye now the Spirit through faith. made perfect by the flesh? 15 Brethren, I speak after the

4 Have ye suffered so many manner of men; Though it be things in vain? if it be yet in but a man's covenant, yet if it vain.

be confirmed, no man disannul5 He therefore that minister- leth or addeth thereto. eth to you the Spirit, and work- 16 Now to Abraham and his eth miracles among you, doeth seed were the promises made. he it by the works of the law, or He saith not, And to seeds, as of by the bearing of faith ? many; but as of one, And to

6 Even as Abraham believed thy seed, which is Christ. God, and it was accounted to 17 And this I say, That the him for righteousness.

covenant that was confirmed 7 Know ye therefore, that before of God in Christ, the law, they which are of faith, the same which was four hundred and are the children of Abraham. thirty years after, cannot disan

8 And the scripture, foresee- nul, that it should make the ing that God would justify the promise of none effect. heathen through faith, preached 18 For if the inheritance be before the gospel unto Abra- of the law, it is no more of ham, saying, In thee shall all promise : but God gave it to nations be blessed.

Abraham by promise. 9 So then they which be of 19 Wherefore then serveth faith are blessed with faithful the law? It was added because Abraham.

of transgressions, till the seed 10 For as many as are of the should come to whom the promworks of the law, are under the ise was made; and it was orcurse: for it is written, Cursed is dained by angels in the hand of every one that continueth not a mediator.

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