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4 For though he was cruci 9 For we are glad, when we fied through weakness, yet are weak, and ye are strong: he liveth by the power of and this also we wish, even God. For we also are weak your perfection. in him, but we shall live with 10 Therefore I write these him by the power of God things being absent, lest be
ing present I should use 5 Examine yourselves, sharpness, according to the whether ye be in the faith; power which the Lord hath prove your
selves. given me to edification, and Know ye not your own not to destruction. selves, how that Jesus Christ 11 Finally, brethren, fareis in you, except ye be rep- well. Be perfect, be of good robates ?
comfort, be of one mind, live 6 But I trust that ye shall in peace; and the God of love know that we are not repro- and peace shall be with you. bates.
12 Greet one another with a 7 Now I pray to God that holy kiss. ye do no evil; not that we 13 All the saints salute you. should appear approved, but 14 The grace of the Lord that ye should do that which Jesus Christ, and the love of is honest, though we be as God, and the communion of reprobates.
the Holy Ghost, be with you 8 For we can do nothing all. Amen. against the truth, but for the The second epistle to the Corinthians truth.
was written from Philippi, a city of Macedonia, by Titus and Lucas.
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
CHAPTER I. but by Jesus Christ, and God 6 He wondereth that they have so soon the Father, who raised him left him and the gospel, 8 and accurs from the dead;) eth those that preach any other gospelthan he did. 11 He learned the 2 And all the brethren gospel not of men, but of God: 14 and which are with me, unto the ing, 17 and what he did presently churches of Galatia: after it.
3 Grace be to you, and peace, an apostle, (not of from God the Father, and men, neither by man, I from our Lord Jesus Christ,
4 Who gave himself for our beyond measure I persecuted sins, that he might deliver us the church of God, and wastfrom this present evil world, ed it: according to the will of God 14 And profited in the Jews' and our Father:
religion above many my 5 To whom be glory for ever equals in mine own nation, and ever. Amen.
being more exceedingly zeal6 I marvel that ye are so ous of the traditions of my soon removed from him that fathers. called you into the grace of 15 But when it pleased God, Christ unto another gospel: who separated me from my
7 Which is not another; but mother's womb, and called there be some that trouble me by his grace, you, and would pervert the 16 To reveal his Son in me, gospel of Christ.
that I might preach him 8 But though we, or an an- among the heathen; immedigel from heaven, preach any ately I conferred not with other gospel unto you than flesh and blood: that which we have preach 17 Neither went I up to Jeed unto you, let him be ac- rusalem to them which were cursed.
apostles before me; but I 9 As we said before, so say went into Arabia, and returnI now again, If any man ed again unto Damascus. preach any other gospel unto 18 Then after three years I you than that ye have re- went up to Jerusalem to see ceived, let him be accursed. Peter, and abode with him
10 For do I now persuade fifteen days. men, or God? or do I seek to 19 But other of the apostles please men ? for if I yet saw I none, save James the pleased men, I should not be Lord's brother. the servant of Christ.
20 Now the things which I 11 But I certify you, breth- write unto you, behold, beren, that the gospel which fore God, I lie not. was preached of me is not 21 Afterwards I came inafter man.
to the regions of Syria and 12 For I neither received it Cilicia; of man, neither was I taught 22 And was unknown by it, but by the revelation of face unto the churches of Jesus Christ.
Judea which were in Christ: 13 For ye have heard of my 23 But they had heard only, conversation in time past in That he which persecuted us the Jews' religion, how that in times past now preach
eth the faith which once he | ter to me: God accepteth no destroyed.
man's person: for they who 24 And they glorified God seemed to be somewhat in con
ference added nothing to me: CHAPTER II.
7 But contrariwise, when 1 He sheweth when he went up again they saw that the gospel of 3 and that Titus was not circumcis- the uncircumcision was comed: 11 and that he resisted Peter, mitted unto me, as the gospel and told him the reason, 14 why he and other, being
Jews, do believe in of the circumcision was unto Christ to be justified by faith, and Peter; not by works: 20 and that they live not in sin, who are so justified.
8 (For he that wrought efPHEN fourteen years after fectually in Peter to the apos
rusalem with Barnabas, and the same was mighty in me took Titus with me also. toward the Gentiles ;) 2 And I went up by revela 9 And when James, Cephas, tion, and communicated un- and John, who seemed to be to them that gospel which I pillars, perceived the grace preach among the Gentiles, that was given unto me, they but privately to them which gave to me and Barnabas were of reputation, lest by the right hands of fellowship; any means I should run, or that we should go unto the had run, in vain.
heathen, and they unto the 3 But neither Titus, who circumcision. was with me, being a Greek, 10 Only they would that we was compelled to be circum- should remember the
the same which I also was 4 And that because of false forward to do. brethren unawares brought
11 But when Peter was in, who came in privily to come to Antioch, I withstood spy out our liberty which we him to the face, because he have in Christ Jesus, that was to be blamed. they might bring us into 12 For before that certain bondage:
came from James, he did eat 5 To whom we gave place with the Gentiles: but when by subjection, no, not for an they were come, he withdrew hour; that the truth of the and separated himself, feargospel might continue with ing them which were of the you.
circumcision. 6 But of those who seemed 13 And the other Jews disto be somewhat, whatsoever sembled likewise with him; they were, it maketh no mat- insomuch that Barnabas also
was carried away with their 21 I do not frustrate the dissimulation.
grace of God: for if righteous14 But when I saw that they ness come by the law, then walked not uprightly accord - Christ is dead iu vain. ing to the truth of the gospel,
CHAPTER III. I said unto Peter before them 1 He asketh what moved them to leave all, If thou, being a Jew, liv. the faith, and hang upon the law? 6 est after the manner of Gen
They that believe are justified, 9 and
blessed with Abraham. 10 And this tiles, and not as do the Jews, he sheweth by many reasons. why compellest thou the Gen- O who hath bewitched tiles to live as do the Jews?
15 We who are Jews by na- you, that ye should not obey ture, and not sinners of the the truth, before whose eyes Gentiles,
Jesus Christ hath been evi. 16 Knowing that a man is not dently set forth, crucified justified by the works of the among you? law, but by the faith of Jesus 2 This only would I learn of Christ, even we have believed you, Received ye the Spirit in Jesus Christ, that we might by the works of the law, be justified by the faith of by the hearing of faith? Christ, and not by the works 3 Are ye so foolish? having of the law: for by the works begun in the Spirit, are ye of the law shall no flesh be now made perfect by the justified.
flesh ? 17 But if, while we seek to 4 Have ye suffered so many be justified by Christ, we our things in vain? if it be yet in selves also are found sinners, vain. is therefore Christ the minis- 5 He therefore that minister of sin? God forbid. tereth to you the Spirit, and
18 For if I build again the worketh miracles among you, things which I destroyed, I doeth he it by the works of the make myself a transgressor. law, or by the hearing of
19 For I through the law faith ? am dead to the law, that I 6 Even as Abraham believed might live unto God.
God, and it was accounted to 20 I am crucified with Christ: him for righteousness. nevertheless I live; yet not I, 9 Know ye therefore that but Christ liveth in me: and they, which are of faith, the the life which I now live in same are the children of Abra. the flesh I live by the faith of ham. the Son of God, who loved 8 And the Scripture, foreme, and gave himself for me. seeing that God would justi
fy the heathen through faith, as of many; but as of one, preached before the gospel And to thy seed, which is unto Abraham, saying, In thee Christ. shall all nations be blessed. 17 And this I say, that the 9 So then they which be of covenant, that was confirmed faith are blessed with faithful before of God in Christ, the Abraham.
law, which was four hundred 10 For as many as arc of and thirty years after, cannot the works of the law are un- disannul, that it should make der the curse: for it is writ- the promise of none effect. ten, Cursed is every one that 18 For if the inheritance be continueth not in all things of the law, it is no more of which are written in the book promise: but God gave it to of the law to do them. Abraham by promise.
11 But that no man is justi 19 Wherefore then serveth fied by the law in the sight the law? It was added beof God, it is evident: for, cause of transgressions, till The just shall live by faith. the seed should come to
12 Ånd the law is not of whom the promise was made; faith : but, The man that do- and it was ordained by angels eth them shall live in them. in the hand of a mediator.
13 Christ hath redeemed us 20 Now a mediator is not a from the curse of the law, mediator of one, but God is being made a curse for us: one. for it is written, Cursed is 21 Is the law then against every one that hangeth on a the promises of God? God tree:
forbid: for if there had been 14 That the blessing of Abra- a law given which could ham might come on the Gen- have given life, verily righttiles through Jesus Christ; eousness should have been that we might receive the by the law. promise of the Spirit through | 22 But the Scripture hath faith.
concluded all under sin, that 15 Brethren, I speak after the promise by faith of Jesus the manner of men; Though Cbrist might be given to them it be but a man's covenant, that believe. yet if it be confirmed, no 23 But before faith came, we man disannulleth, or addeth were kept under the law, shut thereto.
up unto the faith which 16 Now to Abraham and his should afterwards be revealseed were the promises made. ed. He saith not, and to seeds, | 24 Wherefore the law was