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2 And walk in love, as speak of those things which Christ also hath loved us, are done of them in secret. and hath given himself for 13 But all things that are us an offering and a sacrifice reproved are made manifest to God for a sweetsmelling by the light: for whatsoever
doth make manifest is light. 3 But fornication, and all 14 Wherefore he saith, uncleanness, or covetousness, Awake thou that sleepest, let it not be once named and arise from the dead, and among you, as becometh Christ shall give thee light. saints;
15 See then that ye walk 4 Neither filthiness, nor circumspectly, not as fools, foolish talking, nor jesting, but as wise, which are not convenient: 16 Redeeming the time, bebut rather giving of thanks. cause the days are evil.
5 For this ye know, that no 17 Wherefore be ye not unwhoremonger, nor unclean wise, but understanding what person, nor covetous man, the will of the Lord is. who is an idolater, hath any 18 And be not drunk with inheritance in the kingdom wine, wherein is excess; but of Christ and of God.
be filled with the Spirit; 6 Let no man deceive you 19 Speaking to yourselves in with vain words: for because psalms and hymns and spirof these things cometh the itual songs, singing and makwrath of God upon the chil- ing melody in your heart to dren of disobedience.
the Lord; 7 Be not ye therefore par 20 Giving thanks always for takers with them.
all things unto God and the 8 For ye were sometime Father in the name of our darkness, but now are ye Lord Jesus Christ; light in the Lord: walk as 21 Submitting yourselves children of light;
one to another in the fear of 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit God. is in all goodness and right- 22 Wives, submit yourselves cousness and truth;)
unto your own husbands, as 10 Proving what is accept- unto the Lord. able unto the Lord.
23 For the husband is the 11 And have no fellowship head of the wife, even with the unfruitful works of Christ is the head of tlie darkness, but rather reprove church: and he is the Savthem.
iour of the body. 12 For it is a shame even to 24 Therefore as the church
is subject unto Christ, so let parents, 5 of servants towards their
masters. 10 Our life is a warfare, the wives be to their own
12 not only against flesh and blood, husbands in every thing.
but also spiritual enemies. 13 The
coinplete armour of a Christian, 25 Husbands, love your 18 and how it ought to be used. 21 wives, even as Christ also Tychicus is commended. loved the church, and gave
YHILDREN, Obey your himself for it;
parents in the Lord for 26 That he might sanctify this is right. and cleanse it with the wash 2 Honour thy father and ing of water by the word, mother ; which is the first 27 That he might present it commandment with promto himself a glorious church, ise; not having spot, or wrinkle, 3 That it may be well with or any such thing; but that thee, and thou mayest live it should be holy and with long on the earth. out blemish.
4 And, ye fathers, provoke 28 So ought men to love not your children to wrath: their wives as their own bod- but bring them up in the nuries. He that loveth his wife ture and admonition of the loveth himself.
Lord. 29 For no man ever yet hat 5 Servants, be obedient to ed his own flesh; but nour-them that are your masters isheth and cherisheth it, even according to the flesh, with as the Lord the church: fear and trembling, in single30 For we are members of ness of your heart, as unto his body, of his flesh, and of Christ; his bones.
6 Not with eyeservice, as 31 For this cause shall a menpleasers; but as the seryman leave his father and ants of Christ, doing the will mother, and shall be joined of God from the heart; unto his wife, and they two 7 With good will doing servshall be one flesh.
ice, as to the Lord, and not 32 This is a great mystery: to men: but I speak concerning Christ 8 Knowing that whatsoever and the church.
good thing any man doeth, 33 Nevertheless, let every the same shall he receive of one of you in particular so the Lord, whether he be bond love his wife even as himself; or free. and the wife see that she rey 9 And, ye masters, do the erence her husband.
same things unto them, forCHAPTER VI. bearing threatening : know1 The duty of children towards their | ing that your Master also
is in heaven; neither is the Spirit, which is the word there respect of persons with of God: him.
18 Praying always with all 10 Finally, my brethren, be prayer and supplication in the strong in the Lord, and in Spirit, and watching thereunthe power of his might. to with all perseverance and
11 Put on the whole armour supplication for all saints; of God, that ye may be able to 19 And for me, that utterstand against the wiles of the ance may be given unto me, devil.
that I may open my mouth 12 For we wrestle not boldly, to make known the against flesh and blood, but mystery of the gospel, against principalities, against 20 For which I am an ambaspowers, against the rulers of sador in bonds; that therein the darkness of this world, I may speak boldly, as I against spiritual wickedness ought to speak. in high places.
21 But that ye also may 13 Wherefore take unto you know my affairs, and how the whole armour of God, I do, Tychicus, a beloved that ye may be able to with brother and faithful minisstand in the evil day, and ter in the Lord, shall make having done all, to stand. known to you all things:
14 Stand therefore, having 22 Whom I have sent unto your loins girt about with you for the same purpose, that truth, and having on the ye might know our affairs, breastplate of righteousness; and that he might comfort
15 And your feet shod with your hearts. the preparation of the gospel 23 Peace be to the brethren, of peace;
and love with faith, from God 16 Above all, taking the the Father and the Lord shield of faith, wherewith ye Jesus Christ. shall be able to quench all 24 Grace be with all them the fiery darts of the wick- that love our Lord Jesus ed.
Christ in sincerity. Amen. 17 And take the helmet of
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THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
pel, ye all are partakers of 3 He testifieth his thankfulness to God, iny grace. and his love toward them, for the
8 For God is my record, how fruits of their faith, and féiiowship in his sutferings, 9 daily praying greatly I long after you all in to him for their increase in grace: the bowels of Jesus Christ. 12 he sheweth what good the faith of Christ had received by his troubles 9 And this I pray, that your at Rome, 21 and how peady hiris to love may abound yet more death, 27 exhorting them to unity, and more in knowledge and 28 and to fortitude in persecution. in all judgment;
AUL and Timotheus, the 10 may approve to all the saints in Christ Jesus ye may be sincere and withwhich are at Philippi, with out offence till the day of the bishops and deacons: Christ;
2 Grace be unto you, and 11 Being filled with the peace, from God our Father fruits of righteousness, which and from the Lord Jesus are by Jesus Christ, unto the Christ.
glory and praise of God. 3 I thank my God upon (12 But I would ye should every remembrance of you, understand, brethren, that
4 Always in every prayer of the things which happened mine for you all making re- unto me have fallen out rathquest with joy,
er unto the furtherance of the 5 For your fellowship in the gospel; gospel from the first day until 13 So that my bonds in Christ now;
are manifest in all the palace, 6 Being confident of this and in all other places; very thing, that he which 14 And
many of the brethren hath begun a good work in in the Lord, waxing confiyou will perform it until the dent by my bonds, are much day of Jesus Christ:
more bold to speak the word 7 Even as it is meet for me without fear. to think this of you all, be 15 Some indeed preach cause I have you in my heart; Christ even of envy and strife; inasmuch as both in my and some also of good will: bonds, and in the defence 16 The one preach Christ of and confirmation of the gos- I contention, not sincerely,
supposing to add affliction to 26 That your rejoicing may
be more abundant in Jesus 17 But the other of love, Christ for me by my coming knowing that I am set for the to you again. defence of the gospel.
27 Only let your conversa18 What then?notwithstand- tion be as it becometh the gosing, every way, whether in pel of Christ: that whether I pretence, or in truth, Christ come and see you, or else be is preached; and I therein absent, I may hear of your do rejoice, yea, and will re- affairs, that ye stand fast in joice.
one spirit, with one mind 19 For I know that this striving together for the shall turn to my salvation faith of the gospel; through your prayer, and the 28 And in nothing terrified supply of the Spirit of Jesus by your adversaries: which is Christ,
to them an evident token of 20 According to my earnest perdition, but to you of salexpectation and my hope, vation, and that of God. that in nothing I shall be 29 For unto you it is given ashamed, but that with all in the behalf of Christ, not boldness, as always, so now only to believe on him, but also Christ shall be magnified also to suffer for his sake; in my body, whether it be by 30 Having the same conflict life, or by death.
which ye saw in me, and now 21 For to me to live is Christ, hear to be in me. and to die is gain. 22 But if I live in the flesh,
CHAPTER II. this is the fruit of
1 He exhorteth them to unity, and to labour: my
all humbleness of mind, by the ex. yet what I shall choose I wot ample of Christ's humility and er.
altation : 12 to a careful proceeding not.
in the way of salvation, that they 23 For I am in a strait be be as lights to the wicked world,
16 and comforts to him their apostle, twixt two, having a desire to who is now ready to be offered up to depart, and to be with Christ; God. 19 He hopeth to send Timothy which is far better :
to them, whom he greatly commend.
eth, 25 as Epaphroditus also, whom 24 Nevertheless to abide in he presently sendeth to them.
the flesh is more needful for Iconsolation in. Christ, it
you. 25 And having this confi- any comfort of love, if any. dence, I know that I shall fellowship of the Spirit, if abide and continue with you any bowels and mercies, all for your furtherance and 2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye joy of faith;
be likeminded, having the