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and longsuffering with joy- I things in earth, or things in fulness;

heaven. 12 Giving thanks unto the 21 And you, that were someFather, which hath made us time alienated and enemies meet to be partakers of the in your mind by wicked inheritance of the saints in works, yet now hath he reclight:

onciled 13 Who hath delivered us 22 In the body of his flesh from the power of darkness, through death, to present you and hath translated us into holy and unblameable and the kingdom of his dear Son: unreproveable in his sight:

14 In whom we have re 23 If ye continue in the faith demption through his blood, grounded and settled, and be even the forgiveness of sins: not moved away from the

15 Who is the image of the hope of the gospel, which ye invisible God, the firstborn have heard, and which was of every creature :

preached to every creature 16 For by him were all things which is under heaven; created, that are in heaven, whereof I Paul am made a and that are in earth, visible minister; and invisible, whether they be 24 Who now rejoice in my thrones, or dominions, or sufferings for you, and fill up principalities, or powers: all that which is behind of the things were created by him, afflictions of Christ in my and for him :

flesh for his body's sake, 17 And he is before all which is the church: things, and by him all things 25 Whereof I am made a consist:

minister, according to the 18 And he is the head of dispensation of God which is the body, the church: who is given to me for you, to fulfil the beginning, the firstborn the word of God; from the dead; that in all 26 Even the mystery which things he might have the pre- hath been bid from ages and eminence.

from generations, but now is 19 For it pleased the Father made manifest to his saints: that in him should all fulness 27 To whom God would dwell;

make known what is the 20 And, having made peace riches of the glory of this through the blood of his mystery among the Gentiles; cross, by him to reconcile which is Christ in you, the all things unto himself; by hope of glory: him, I say, whether they bel 28 Whom we preach, warn.

1 He still exhorteth them to be con

flesh;

ing every man, and teaching 17 Rooted and built up in every man in all wisdom; him, and stablished in the that we may present every faith, as ye have been taught, man perfect in Christ Jesus: abounding therein with

29 Whereunto I also labour, thanksgiving. striving according to his 8 Beware lest any man spoil working, which worketh in you through philosophy and me mightily.

vain deceit, after the tradiCHAPTER II.

tion of men, after the rudi

ments of the world, and not stant in Christ, 8 lo beware of philos- after Christ. ophy, and vain traditions, 18 wor

9 For in him dwelleth all shipping of angels, 20 and legal cer

emonies, which are ended in Christ. the fulness of the Godhead FOR I would that ye knew bodily.

I 10 And ye are complete in for you, and for them at La- him, which is the head of all odicea, and for as many as principality and power: have not seen my face in the 11 In whom also ye are cir

cumcised with the circumcis2 That their hearts might be ion made without hands, in comforted, being knit to- putting off the body of the gether in love, and unto all sins of the flesh by the cirriches of the full assurance cumcision of Christ: of understanding, to the ac 12 Buried with him in bapknowledgment of the mys- tism, wherein also ye are tery of God, and of the Fa- risen with him through the ther, and of Christ ;

faith of the operation of God, 3 In whom are hid all the who hath raised him from the treasures of wisdom and dead. knowledge.

13 And you, being dead in 4 And this I say, lest any your sins and the uncircumman should beguile you with cision of your flesh, hath he enticing words.

quickened together with him, 5 For though I be absent in having forgiven you all tresthe flesh, yet am I with you passes; in the spirit, joying and be 14 Blotting out the handholding your order, and the writing of ordinances that steadfastness of your faith was against us, which was in Christ.

contrary to us, and took it 6 As ye have therefore re- out of the way, nailing it to ceived Christ Jesus the Lord, his cross ; 80 walk ye in him:

15 And having spoiled prin

drink, or in respect of a boly: IF christ, seek those things

cipalities and powers, he CHAPTER III. made a shew of them openly, 1 He sheweth where we should seek triumphing over them in it.

cation, 10 to put off the old man, and 16 Let no man therefore to put on Christ, 12 exhorting to

charily, humility, and other several judge you in meat, or in

duties.

F ye then be risen with day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days :

which are above, where 17 Which are a shadow of Christ sitteth on the right things to come; but the body hand of God. is of Christ.

2 Set your affection on 18 Let no man beguile you things above, not on things of your reward in a volun- on the earth. tary humility and worship-| 3 For ye are dead, and your ping of angels, intruding into life is hid with Christ in Ğod. those things which he hath 4 When Christ, who is our not seen, vainly puffed up by life, shall appear, then shall his fleshly mind,

ye also appear with him in 19 And not holding the glory: Head, from which así the 5 Mortify therefore your body by joints and bands members which are upon the having 'nourishment minis- earth ; fornication, uncleantered, and knit together, in- ness, inordinate affection, creaseth with the increase of evil concupiscence, and covGod.

etousness, which is idolatry: 20 Wherefore if ye be dead 6 For which things' sake with Christ from the rudi- the wrath of God cometh on ments of the world, why, as the children of disobedience: though living in the world, 7 In the which ye also walkare ye subject to ordinances, ed sometime, when ye lived

21 (Touch not; taste not; in them. handle not;

8 But now ye also put off all 22 Which all are to perish these ; anger, wrath, malice, with the using ;) after the blasphemy, filthy communicommandments and doc- cation out of your mouth. trines of men ?

9 Lie not one to another, 23 Which things have in- seeing that ye have put off deed a shew of wisdom in the old man with his deeds; will-worship, and humility, 10 And have put on the new and neglecting of the body; man, which is renewed in not in any honour to the sat- knowledge after the image isfying of the flesh.

of him that created him:

11 Where there is neither | rents in all things: for this Greek nor Jew, circumcision is well pleasing unto the nor uncircumcision, Barba- Lord. rian, Scythian, bond nor free: 21 Fathers, provoke not but Christ is all, and in all. your children to anger, lest 12 Put on therefore, as the they be discouraged. elect of God, holy and belov 22 Servants, obey in all ed, bowels of mercies, kind- things your masters accordness, humbleness of mind, ing to the flesh; not with meekness, longsuffering; eyeservice, as menpleasers ;

13 Forbearing one another, but in singleness of heart, and forgiving one another, fearing God: if any man have a quarrel 23 And whatsoever ye do, against any: even as Christ do it heartily, as to the Lord, forgave you, so also do ye. and not unto men; 14 And above all these 2+ Knowing that of the Lord things put on charity, which ye shall receive the reward is the bond of perfectness. of the inheritance: for ye

15 And let the peace of God serve the Lord Christ. rule in your hearts, to the 25 But he that doeth wrong which also ye are called in shall receive for the wrong one body; and be ye thankful. which he hath done: and

16 Let the word of Christ there is no respect of persons. dwell in you richly in all wisdom ; teaching and ad

CHAPTER IV.

1 He exhorteth them to be fervent in monishing one another in

prayer, 5 to walk wisely toward them psalms and hymns and spir that are not yet come to the true

knowlege of Christ. 10 He saluteth itual songs, singing with

them, and wisheth them all prospergrace in your hearts to the ity. Lord.

17 And whatsoever ye do in servants that which is word or deed, do all in the just and equal; knowing that name of the Lord Jesus, giv- ye also have a Master in ing thanks to God and the heaven. Father by him.

2 Continue in prayer, and 18 Wives, submit yourselves watch in the

same with unto your own husbands, as thanksgiving; it is fit in the Lord.

3 Withal praying also for 19 Husbands, love your us, that God would open unwives, and be not bitter to us a door of utterance, to against them.

speak the mystery of Christ, 20 Children, obey your pa- for which I am also in bonds:

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4 That I may make it mani-| have been a comfort unto fest, as I ought to speak. me.

5 Walk in wisdom toward 12 Epaphras, who is one of them that are without, re- you, à servant of Christ, sadeeming the time.

luteth you, always labouring 6 Let your speech be always fervently for you in prayers, with grace, seasoned with that ye may stand perfect salt, that ye may know how and complete in all the will ye ought to answer every of God.

13 For I bear bim record, 7 All my state shall Tychi- that he hath a great zeal for cus declare unto you, who is you, and them that are in a beloved brother, and a faith- Laodicea, and them in Hieful minister and fellow serv- rapolis. ant in the Lord:

14 Luke, the beloved phy8 Whom I have sent unto sician, and Demas, greet you. you for the same purpose, 15 Salute the brethren which that he might know your es- are in Laodicea, and Nymtate, and comfort your hearts; phas, and the church which

9 With Onesimus, a faithfulfis in his house. and beloved brother, who is 16 And when this epistle is one of you. They shall make read among you, cause that known unto you all things it be read also in the church which are done here.

of the Laodiceans; and that 10 Aristarchus my fellow ye likewise read the epistle prisoner saluteth you, and from Laodicea. Marcus, sister's son to Bar 17 And say to Archippus, nabas, (touching whom ye Take heed to the ministry received commandments: if which thou hast received in he come unto you, receive the Lord, that thou fulfil it. him;)

18 The salutation by the 11 And Jesus, which is call- hand of me Paul. Rememcd Justus, who are of the ber my bonds. Grace be with circumcision. These only you. Amen. are my fellow workers unto Written from Rome to the Colossians by the kingdom of God, which Tychicus and Onesimus.

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