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same love, being of one ac- but now much more in my cord, of one mind.

absence, work out your own 3 Let nothing be done through salvation with fear and tremstrife or vainglory; but in bling: lowliness of mind let each es 13 For it is God which workteem other better than them- eth in you both to will and selves.

to do of his good pleasure. 4 Look not every man on his 14 Do all things without own things, but every man murmurings and disputings : also on the things of others. 15 That ye may be blameless 5 Let this mind be in you, and harmless, the sons of which was also in Christ Je- God, without rebuke, in the

midst of a crooked and per6 Who, being in the form of verse nation, among whom ye God, thought it not robbery shine as lights in the world; to be equal with God:

16 Holding forth the word 7 But made himself of no of life; that I may rejoice in reputation, and took upon the day of Christ, that I have him the form of a servant, not run in vain, neither laand was made in the likeness boured in vain. of men :

17 Yea, and if I be offered 8 And being found in fashion upon the sacrifice and service as a man, he humbled him- of your faith, I joy, and reself, and became obedient joice with you all. unto death, even the death 18 For the same cause also of the cross.

do ye joy, and rejoice with 9 Wherefore God also hath me. highly exalted him, and given 19 But I trust in the Lord him a name which is above Jesus to send Timotheus every name:

shortly unto you, that I also 10 That at the name of Je- may be of good comfort, sus every knee should bow, of when I know your state. things in heaven, and things 20 For I have no man likein earth, and things under the minded, who will naturally earth;

care for your state. 11 And that every tongue

21 For all seek their own, should confess that Jesus not the things which are JeChrist is Lord, to the glory sus Christ's. of God the Father.

22 But ye know the proof 12 Wherefore, my beloved, of him, that, as a son with as ye have always obeyed, the father, he hath served not as in my presence only, I with me in the gospel.

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23 Him therefore hope to withstanding he counteth as dung

and loss, to gain Christ and his send presently, so soon as I righteousness,12 therein acknowledge shall see how it will go with ing his own imperfection. 15 Heer

horteth them to be thus minded, 17 me.

and to imitate him 18 and to decline 24 But I trust in the Lord the ways of carnal Christians. that I also myself shall come TINALLY, my brethren, shortly.

rejoice in the Lord. To 25 Yet I supposed it neces- write the same things to you, sary to send to you Epaphro- to me indeed is not grievous, ditus, my brother, and com- but for you it is safe. panion in labour, and fellow 2 Beware of dogs, beware of soldier, but your messenger, evil workers, beware of the and he that ministered to my concision. wants.

3 For we are the circum26 For he longed after you cision, which worship God all, and was full of heaviness, in the spirit, and rejoice in because that ye had heard that Christ Jesus, and have he had been sick.

confidence in the flesh. 27 For indeed he was sick 4 Though I might also have nigh unto death: but God had confidence in the flesh. If any mercy on him; and not on other man thinketh that he him only, but on me also, lest hath whereof he might trust I should have sorrow upon in the flesh, I more:

5 Circumcised the eighth 28 I sent him therefore the day, of the sto of Israel, of more carefully, that, when the tribe of Benjamin, a He. ye see him again, ye may re- brew of the Hebrews; as joice, and that I may be the touching the law, a Phariless sorrowful.

See; 29 Receive him therefore in 6 Concerning zeal, persecuthe Lord with all gladness; ting the church; touching the and hold such in reputation: righteousness which is in the

30 Because for the work of law, blameless. Christ he was nigh unto 7 But what things were gain death, not regarding his life, to me, those I counted loss to supply your lack of service for Christ. toward me.

8 Yea doubtless, and I count CHAPTER III.

all things but loss for the ex1 He warneth them to beware of the cellency of the knowledge of false teachers of the circumcision, 4 Christ Jesus my Lord: for cause than they to trust in the right- whom I have suffered the loss ress of the law: 7 which not. I of all things, and do count

sorrow.

them but dung, that I may win 17 Brethren, be followers toChrist,

gether of me, and mark them 9 And be found in him, not which walk so as ye have us having mine own righteous for an ensample. ness, which is of the law, but 18 (For many walk, of whom that which is through the I have told you often, and faith of Christ, the righteous- now tell you even weeping, ness which is of God by faith: that they are the enemies of

10 That I may know him, the cross of Christ: and the power of his resur 19 Whose end is destruction, rection, and the fellowship of whose God is their belly, and his sufferings, being made whose glory is in their shame, conformable unto his death; who mind earthly things.)

11 If by any means I might.20 For our conversation is attain unto the resurrection in heaven; from whence also of the dead.

we look for the Saviour, the 12 Not as though I had al- Lord Jesus Christ: ready attained, either were 21 Who shall change our already perfect: but I follow vile body, that it may be fashafter, if that I may appre- ioned like unto his glorious hend that for which also I body, according to the workam apprehended of Christ ing whereby he is able even to Jesus.

subdue all things unto him13 Brethren, I count not my self. self to have apprehended: CHAPTER IV. but this one thing I do, for- 1 From particular admonitions 4 he getting those things which are proceedleth to general exhortations,

10 shewing how he rejoiced at their behind, and reaching forth liberality towards him lying in prisunto those things which are

on, not so much for the supply of his before,

own wants, as for the grrice of God in

them, 19 inci so he concludeth with 14 I press toward the mark prayer and salutations. for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. ren dearly beloved and

15 Let us therefore, as many longed for, my joy and crown, as be perfect, be thus minded: so stand fast in the Lord, my and if in any thing ye be oth- dearly beloved. erwise minded, God shall re 2 I beseech Euodias, and beveal even this unto you. seech Syntyche, that they be

16 Nevertheless, whereto we of the same mind in the Lord. have already attained, let us 3 And I entreat thee also, walk by the same rulé, let us true yokefellow, help those mind the same thing.

women which laboured with

me in the gospel, with Clem- | spect of want : for I have ent also, and with other learned, in whatsoever state my fellow labourers, whose I am, therewith to be connames are in the book of life. tent.

4 Rejoice in the Lord al 12 I know both low to be ways: and again I say, Re- abased, and I know how to joice.

abound:

: every where and in 5 Let your moderation be all things I am instructed known unto all men. The both to be full and to be hunLord is at hand.

gry, both to abound and to 6 Be careful for nothing ; suffer need. but in every thing by prayer 13 I can do all things through and supplication with thanks- Christ which strengtheneth giving let your requests be me. made known unto God. 14 Notwithstanding, ye have

7 And the peace of God, well done, that ye did comwhich passcth all understand- municate with my affliction." ing, shall keep your hearts 15 Now ye Philippians and minds through Christ know also, that in the beginJesus.

ning of the gospel, when I 8 Finally, brethren, whatso- departed from Macedonia, no ever things are true, whatso- church communicated with ever things are honest, what- me as concerning giving and soever things are just, what- receiving, but ye only. soever things are pure, what 16 For even in Thessalonica

things are lovely, ye sent once and again unto whatsoever things are of good my necessity. report; if there be any virtue, 17 Not because I desire a and if there be any praise, gift: but I desire fruit that think on these things. may abound to your account.

9 Those things, which ye 18 But I have all, and have both learned, and re- abound: I am full, having ceived, and heard, and seen received of Epaphroditus in me, do: and the God of the things which were sent from peace shall be with you. you, an odour of a sweet

10 But I rejoiced in the smell, a sacrifice acceptable, Lord greatly, that now at the well pleasing to God. last your care of me hath 19 But my God shall supply flourished again; wherein ye all your need according to were also careful, but ye his riches in glory by Christ lacked opportunity.

Jesus. 11 Not that I speak in re 20 Now unto God and our

soever

Father be glory for ever and chiefly they that are of Ceever. Amen.

sar's household. 21 Salute every saint in 23 The grace of our Lord Christ Jesus. The brethren Jesus Christ be with you all. which are with me greet Amen. yoll.

It was written to the Philippians from 22 All the saints salute you, Rome by Epaphroditus.

THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE

COLOSSIANS.

PAUL

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CHAPTER I.

6 Which is come unto you, 1 After salutation he thanketh God for as it is in all the world; and

of Epaphras, 9 prayeth further for bringeth forth fruit, as it doth their increase in grace, 14 describeth also in you, since the day ye the true Christ, 21 encourageth them. heard of it, and knew the to receive Jesus Christ, and commendeth his own ministry.

grace of God in truth: an apostle of Jesus 7 As ye also learned of EpaChrist by the will of God, phras our dear fellow servant, and Timotheus our brother, who is for you a faithful min

2 To the saints and faithful ister of Christ; brethren in Christ w

8 Who also declared unto at Colosse : Grace be unto us your love in the Spirit. you, and peace, from God 9. For this cause we also, our Father and the Lord Je- since the day we heard it, do sus Christ.

not cease to pray for you, and 3 We give thanks to God to desire that ye might be and the Father of our Lord filled with the knowledge of Jesus Christ, praying always his will in all wisdom and

spiritual understanding; 4 Since we heard of your 10 That ye might walk faith in Christ Jesus, and of worthy of the Lord unto the love which ye have to all all pleasing, being fruitful the saints,

in every good work, and in5 For the hope which is laid creasing in the knowledge up for you in heaven, where- of God; of ye heard before in the 11 Strengthened with all word of the truth of the gos- might, according to his glo

rious power, unto all patience

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