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Paul exhorteth them

to be stedfast in the faith. even of envy and strife, and some 26 That your rejoicing may also of good will.

be more abundant in Jesus' 16 The one preach Christ Christ for me, by my coming of contention, not sincerely, to you again. supposing to add affliction to

27 Only let your conversation my bonds;

be as it becometh the gospel of 17 But the other of love, Christ; that, whether I come knowing that I am set for the and see you, or eke be absent, defence of the gospel.


may hear of your affairs, that 18 What then? notwith- ye stand fast in one spirit, with standing every way, whether in one mind, striving together for pretence or in truth, Christ is the faith of the gospel; preached; and I therein do 28 And in nothing terrified rejoice, yea, and will rejoice by your adversaries: which is

19 For I know that this shall to them an evident token of turn to my salvation through perdition, but to you of salvation, your prayer, and the supply of and that of God. the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 29 For unto you it is given

20 According to my earnest in the behalf of Christ, not only expectation and my hope, that to believe on him, but also to in nothing I shall be ashamed, suffer for his sake; but that with all boldness, as 30 Having the same conflict always, so now also, Christ shall which ye saw in me, and now be magnified in my body, whe- hear to be in me. ther it be by life or by death.

CHAP. II. 21 For to me to live is Christ, Erhortation to humility. and to die is gain.


F there be therefore any 22 But if I live in the flesh, consolation in Christ, if any this is the fruit of my labour: comfort of love, if any fellowship yet what I shall choose I wot of the Spirit, if any

bowels and not.

mercies, 23 For I am in a strait be- 2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye twixt two, having a desire to be like-minded, having the same depart, and to be with Christ; | love, being of one accord, of one which is far better:

mind. 24 Nevertheless to abide in 3 Let nothing be done through the flesh is more needful for strife or vain glory; but in you.

lowliness of mind let each 25 And having this confi-esteem other better than themdence, I know that I shall abide selves, and continue with you all, for 4 Look not every man on his your furtherance and joy of own things, but every man also faith:

on the things of others.


Exhortation to humility.

Timothy commended. 5 Let this mind be in you, | life; that I may rejoice in the which was also in Christ Jesus: day of Christ, that I have not

6 Who, being in the form of run in vain, neither laboured in God, thought it not robbery to vain. be equal with God;

17 Yea, and if I be offered 7 But made himself of no upon the sacrifice and service reputation, and took upon him of your faith, I joy, and rejoice the form of a servant, and was with


all. made in the likeness of men: 18 For the same cause also

8 And being found in fashion do ye joy, and rejoice with as a man, he humbled himself, me. and became obedient unto death, 19 But I trust in the Lord even the death of the cross. Jesus to send Timotheus shortly

9 Wherefore God also hath unto you, that I also may be highly exalted him, and given of good comfort, when I know him a name which is above your state. every name;

20 For I have no man like10 That at the name of Jesus minded, who will naturally care every knee should bow, of things for your state. in heaven, and things in earth,

21 For all seek their own, and things under the earth; not the things which are Jesus

11 And that every tongue Christ's. should confess that Jesus Christ 22 But ye know the proof is Lord, to the glory of God of him, that, as a son with the the Father.

father, he hath served with me 12 Wherefore, my beloved, as in the gospel. ye have always obeyed, not as 23 Him therefore I hope to in my presence only, but now send presently, so soon as I shall much more in my absence, work see how it will go with me. out your own salvation with fear 24 But I trust in the Lord and trembling;

that I also myself shall come 13 For it is God which work- shortly. eth in you both to will and to 25 Yet I supposed it necessary do of his good pleasure. to send to you Epaphroditus,

14 Do all things without my brother, and companion in murmurings and disputings; labour, and fellow-soldier, but

15 That ye may be blameless your messenger, and he that and harmless, the sons of God ministered to my wants. without rebuke, in the midst of 26 For he longed after you a crooked and perverse nation, all, and was full of heaviness, among whom ye shine as lights because that ye had heard that in the world;

he had been sick. 16 Holding forth the word of 27 For indeed he was sick




All things as loss for

the knowledge of Christ. nigh unto death: but God had eousness which is in the law, mercy on him; and not on him blameless. only, but on me also, lest I 7 But what things were gain should have sorrow upon sorrow.

to me, those I counted loss for 28 I sent him therefore the Christ. more carefully, that, when ye 8 Yea doubtless, and I count see him again, ye may rejoice, all things but loss for the exceland that I may be the less lency of the knowledge of Christ sorrowful.



Lord: for whom I have 29 Receive him therefore in suffered the loss of all things, the Lord with all gladness; and and do count them but dung, hold such in reputation: that I may win Christ,

30 Because for the work of 9 And be found in him, not. Christ he was nigh unto death, having mine own righteousness, not regarding his life, to supply which is of the law, but that your lack of service toward which is through the faith of

Christ, the righteousness which CHAP. III.

is of God by faith: To avoid false teachers.

10 That I may know him, INALLY, my brethren, and the power of his resurrec

rejoice in the Lord. To tion, and the fellowship of his write the same things to you, to sufferings, being made conformme indeed is net grievous, but able unto his death; for you it is safe.

11 If by any means I might 2 Beware of dogs, beware of attain unto the resurrection of evil workers, beware of the con- the dead. cision.

12 Not as though I had 3 For we are the circumcision, already attained, either were which worship God in the spirit, already perfect: but I follow and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and after, if that I may apprehend have no confidence in the flesh: that for which also I am appre

4 Though I might also have hended of Christ Jesus. confidence in the flesh. If any 13 Brethren, I count not myother man thinketh that he hath self to have apprehended: but whereof he might trust in the this one thing I do, forgetting flesh, I more:

those things which are behind, 5 Circumcised the eighth day, and reaching forth unto those of the stock of Israel, of the things which are before, tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew 14 I press toward the mark of the Hebrews; as touching for the prize of the high calling the law, a Pharisee;

of God in Christ Jesus. 6 Concerning zeal, persecuting 15 Let us therefore, as many the church; touching the right- as be perfect, be thus minded:

Our views to be heavenly. PHILIPPIANS,

Exhortation to virtue. and if in any thing ye be other- 1 gospel, with Clement also, and wise minded, God shall reveal with other my fellow-labourers, even this unto you.

whose names are in the book of 16 Nevertheless, whereto we life. have already attained, let us 4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: walk by the same rule, let us and again I say, Rejoice. mind the same thing.

5 Let your moderation be 17 Brethren, be followers to- known unto all men: The Lord gether of me, and mark them is at hand. which walk so, as ye have us 6 Be careful for nothing; but for an ensample.

in every thing by prayer and 18 (For many walk, of whom supplication, with thanksgiving, I have told you often, and now let your requests be made known tell

you even weeping, that they unto God: are the enemies of the cross of 7 And the peace of God, Christ:

which passeth all understanding, 19 Whose end is destruction, shall keep your hearts and minds whose God is their belly, and through Christ Jesus. whose glory is in their shame, 8 Finally, brethren, whatsowho mind earthly things.) ever things are true, whatsoever

20 For our conversation is in things are honest, whatsoever heaven; from whence also we things are just, whatsoeverthings look for the Saviour, the Lord are pure, whatsoever things are Jesus Christ;

lovely, whatsoever things are of 21 Who shall change our vile good report; if there be any body, that it may be fashioned virtue, and if there be any like unto his glorious body, ac praise, think on these things. cording to the working whereby 9 Those things, which ye he is able even to subdue all have both learned, and received, things unto himself.

and heard, and seen in me, do: CHAP. IV.

and the God of peace shall be General exhortations. TH

THEREFORE, my bre- 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord

thren dearly beloved and greatly, that now at the last your longed for, my joy and crown, care of me hath flourished again; so stand fast in the Lord, my wherein ye were also careful, but dearly beloved.

ye lacked opportunity, 2 I beseech Euodias, and 11 Not that I speak in respect beseech Syntyche, that they be of want: for I have learned, in of the same mind in the Lord. whatsoever state I am, therewith

3 And I intreat thee also, true to be content. yoke-fellow, help those women 12 I know both how to be which laboured with me in the labased, and I know how to

with you.

Paul commendeth the

CHAP. IV. liberality of the Philippians. abound: every where, and in all 18 But I have all, and abound: things, I am instructed, both I am full, having received of to be full and to be hungry, Epaphroditus the things which both to abound and to suffer were sent from you, an odour need.

of a sweet smell, a sacrifice 13 I can do all things through acceptable, well-pleasing to God, Christ which strengtheneth me. 19 Bụt my God shall supply

14 Notwithstanding, ye have all your need, according to his well done that ye did communi- riches in glory by Christ Jesus. cate with


20 Now unto God and our 15 Now, ye Pbilippians, know Father be glory for ever and also, that in the beginning of ever. Amen. the gospel, when I departed 21 Salute every saint in Christ from Macedonia, no church Jesus. The brethren which are communicated with me as con- with me greet you. cerning giving and receiving, 22 All the saints salute you, but ye only.

chiefly they that are of Cesar's 16 For even in Thessalonica household. ye sent once and again unto my 23 The grace of our Lord necessity.

Jesus Christ be with you all. 17 Not because I desire a | Amen. gift; but I desire fruit that may q It was written to the Philippians abound to your account.

from Rome, by Epaphroditus.


Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the COLOSSIANS. CHAP. I.

faith in Christ Jesus, and of Paul describeth the true Christ. the love which ye have to all AUL, an apostle of Jesus the saints;

Christ, by the will of God, 5 For the hope which is laid and Timotheus our brother, up for you in heaven, whereof

2 To the saints and faithful ye heard before in the word of brethren in Christ which are at the truth of the gospel; Colosse: Grace be unto you, and 6 Which is come unto you, peace, from God our Father, as it is in all the world; and and the Lord Jesus Christ. bringeth forth fruit, as it doth

3 We give thanks to God also in you, since the day ye and the Father of our Lord | heard of it, and knew the grace Jesus Christ, praying always for of God in truth: you,

7 As ye also learned of Epa4 Since we heard of your phras our dear fellow-servant,

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