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Christ having delivered


all from its bondage. should come to whom the 7 therefore we are servants no longer to it.

14 He remembereth their good will to him, promise was made ; and it was

and his to them, 22 and shewcth that we are ordained by angels in the hand

the sons of Abraham by the free-woman. of a mediator.

OW I say, that the heir, 20 Now a mediator is not a as long as he is a child, mediator of one; but God is one.

differeth nothing from a ser21 Is the law then against vant, though he be Lord of all;

2 But is under tutors and bid : for if there had been a law governors until the time apgiven which could have given pointed of the father. life, verily, righteousness should 3 Even so we, when we were have been by the law.

children, were in bondage under 22 But the scripture hath the elements of the world: concluded all under sin, that

4 But when the fulness of the promise by faith of Jesus the time was come, God sent Christ might be given to them forth his Son, made of a wothat believe.

man, made under the law, 23 But before faith came, we

5 To redeem them that were were kept under the law, shut under the law, that we might up unto the faith which should receive the adoption of sons. afterward be revealed.

6 And because ye are sons, 24 Wherefore the law was

God hath sent forth the Spirit our school-master to bring us of his Son into your hearts, cryunto Christ, that we might be ing, Abba, Father.

7 Wherefore thou art no more justified by faith. 25 But after that faith is come,

a servant, but a son; and if a we are no longer under a school- son, then an heir of God through master.

Christ. 26 For ye are all the children 8 Howbeit then, when

ye of God by faith in Christ Jesus. knew not God, ye did service 27 For as many of you as

unto them which by nature are have been baptized into Christ, no gods. have put on Christ.

9 But now, after that ye have 28 There is neither Jew nor known God, or rather are known Greek, there is neither bond of God, how turn ye again to nor free, there is neither male the weak and beggarly elements, nor female : for ye are all one in whereunto ye desire again to be Christ Jesus.

in bondage ? 29 And if ye be Christ's, then 10 Ye observe days, and are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs months, and times, and

years. according to the promise.

11 I am afraid of you, lest I CHAP. IV.

have bestowed upon you labour

in vain. the heir is under his guardian till he be of 5 But Christ freed us from the law :

12 Brethren, I beseech you,

1 We were under the law till Christ came, as


The allegory of

Agar and Sarah be as I am ; for I am as ye are: flesh; but he of the free-woman ye have not injured me at all. was by promise.

13 Ye know how through 24 Which things are an alleinfirmity of the flesh I preach- gory : for these are the two ed the gospel unto you at the covenants; the one from the first.

mount Sinai, which gendereth 14 And my temptation which to bondage, which is Agar. was in my flesh ye despised not, 25 For this Agar is mount nor rejected; but received me Sinai in Arabia, and answereth as an angel of God, even as to Jerusalem which now is, and Christ Jesus.

is in bondage with her children. 15 Where is then the blessed- 26 But Jerusalem which is ness ye spake of? for I bear above is free, which is the you record, that if it had been mother of us all. possible, ye would have pluck- 27 For it is written, Rejoice, ed out your own eyes, and have thou barren that bearest not; given them to me.

break forth and cry, thou that 16 Am I therefore become travailest not: for the desolate your enemy because I tell you hath many more children than the truth?

she which hath an husband. 17 They zealously affect you, 28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac but not well; yea, they would was, are the children of promise. exclude you, that ye might af- 29 But as then he that was fect them.

born after the flesh persecuted 18 But it is good to be zeal- him that was born after the ously affected always in a good Spirit, even so it is now. thing, and not only when I am 30 Nevertheless, what saith present with you.

the scripture? Cast out the 19 My little children, of whom bond-woman and her son : for I travail in birth again, until the son of the bond-woman shall Christ be formed in you, not be heir with the son of the

20 I desire to be present with free-woman. you now, and to change my 31 So then, brethren, we are voice; for I stand in doubt of not children of the bond-woman, you.

but of the free. 21 Tell me, ye that desire to

CHAP. V. be under the law, do ye not

1 He moveth them to stand in their liberty. hear the law ?

3 and not to observe circumcision: 13 but 22 For it is written, that

rather love, which is the sum of the lar. 19

He reckoneth up the works of the flesh, 22 Abraham had two sons; the one aud the fruits of the Spirit, 25 and exhortby a bond-maid, the other by a

eth to walk in the Spirit. free-woman.

ST TAND fast therefore in the 23 But he who was of the liberty wherewith Christ bond-woman, was born after the hath made us free, and be not

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The liberty of the gospel.

CHAP. V. Fruits of the flesh and Spirit. entangled again with the yoke in one word, even in this, Thou of bondage.

shalt love thy neighbour as thy2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, self. that if ye be circumcised, Christ 15 But if ye bite and devour shall profit you nothing. one another, take heed that ye

3 For I testify again to every be not consumed one of another. man that is circumcised, that 16 This I say then, Walk in he is a debtor to do the whole the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil law.

the lust of the flesh. 4 Christ is become of no ef- 17

17 For the flesh lusteth fect unto you, whosoever of you against the Spirit, and the are justified by the law; ye are Spirit against the flesh: and fallen from grace.

these are contrary the one 'to 5 For we through the Spirit the other; so that ye cannot do wait for the hope of righteous- the things that ye would. ness by faith.

18 But if ye be led by the 6 For in Jesus Christ neither Spirit, ye are not under the law. circumcision availeth any thing, 19 Now the works of the flesh nor uncircumcision; but faith are manifest, which are these, which worketh by love. Adultery, fornication, unclean

7 Ye did run well; who didness, lasciviousness, hinder you that ye should not 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, obey the truth?

variance, emulations, wrath, 8 This persuasion cometh not strife, seditions, heresies, of him that calleth you.

21 Envyings, murders, drunk9 A little leaven leaveneth the enness, revellings, and such like: whole lump

of the which I tell you before, 10 I have confidence in you as I have also told you in time through the Lord, that ye will past, that they which do such be none otherwise minded: but things shall not inherit the he that troubleth you shall bear kingdom of God. his judgment, whosoever he be. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit

11 And I, brethren, if I yet is love, joy, peace, long-sufferpreach circumcision, why do I ing, gentleness, goodness, faith, yet suffer persecution ? then is 23 Meekness, temperance : the offence of the cross ceased. against such there is no law.

12 I would they were even 24 And they that are Christ's cut off which trouble you. have crucified the flesh, with

13 For, brethren, ye have the affections and lusts. been called unto liberty; only 25 If we live in the Spirit

, let use not liberty for an occasion us also walk in the Spirit. to the flesh, but by love serve 26 Let us not be desirous of one another.

vain-glory, provoking one an14 For all the law is fulfilled 1 other, envying one another.

A caution against vanity.

GALATIANS. Paul glorieth in Christ only. CHAP. VI.

portunity, let us do good unto

all men, especially unto them 1 He moveth them to deal mildly with a brother that hath slipped, 2 and to bear one another's

who are of the household of burden : 6 to be liberal to their teachers, faith. 9 and not weary of well-doing. 12 He sheweth what they intend that preach circum

11 Ye see how large a letter cision. 14 He glorieth in nothing, save in the I have written unto you with cross of Christ.

mine own hand. BRI RETHREN, if a man be 12 As many as desire to

overtaken in a fault, ye make a fair shew in the flesh, which are spiritual, restore such they constrain you to be ciran one in the spirit of meek- cumcised; only lest they should ness; considering thyself, lest suffer persecution for the cross thou also be tempted.

of Christ. 2 Bear ye one another's bur- 13 For neither they themdens, and so fulfil the law of selves who are circumcised keep Christ.

the law; but desire to have you 3 For if a man think himself circumcised, that they may gloto be something, when he is ry in your flesh. nothing, he deceiveth himself. 14 But God forbid that I

4 But let every man prove his should glory, save in the cross own work, and then shall he of our Lord Jesus Christ, by have rejoicing in himself alone, whom the world is crucified and not in another.

unto me, and I unto the world. 5 For every man shall bear 15 For in Christ Jesus neither his own burden.

circumcision availeth any thing, 6 Let him that is taught in nor uncircumcision, but a new the word, communicate unto him creature. that teacheth in all good things. 16 And as many as walk ac

7 Be not deceived; God is cording to this rule, peace be not mocked : for whatsoever a on them, and mercy, and upon man soweth, that shall he also the Israel of God. reap.

17 From henceforth let no 8 For he that soweth to his man trouble me: for I bear flesh, shall of the flesh reap cor- in my body the marks of the ruption: but he that soweth to Lord Jesus. the Spirit, shall of the Spirit 18 Brethren, the grace of our reap life everlasting.

Lord Jesus Christ be with your 9 And let us not be weary in spirit. Amen. well-doing: for in due season we shall reap if we faint not. Unto the Galatians, writ10 As we have therefore op- ten from Rome.




9 Having made known unto 1 After the salutation, 3 and thanksgiving for us the mystery of his will, ac

4 and adoption by grace, 11 which is the true and cording to his good pleasure, proper fountain of man's salvation. 13 And which he hath purposed in himbecause the height of this mystery cannot

self: easily be attained unto, 16 he prayeth that they may come 18 to the full knowledge and 20 pos- 10 That in the dispensation session thereof in Christ.

of the fulness of time he might PAUL AUL, an apostle of Jesus gather together in one all things

Christ by the will of God, in Christ, both which are in to the saints which are at Ephe- heaven, and which are on earth; sus, and to the faithful in Christ even in him: Jesus:

11 In whom also we have ob2 Grace be to you, and peace, tained an inheritance, being prefrom God our Father, and from destinated according to the purthe Lord Jesus Christ.

pose of him who worketh all 3 Blessed be the God and Fa- things after the counsel of his ther of our Lord Jesus Christ, own will: who hath blessed us with all 12 That we should be to the spiritual blessings in heavenly praise of his glory, who first places in Christ:

trusted in Christ. 4 According as he has chosen 13 In whom ye also trusted, us in him, before the foundation after that ye heard the word of of the world, that we should be truth, the gospel of your salvaholy and without blame before tion: in whom also, after that him in love :

ye believed, ye were sealed with 5 Having predestinated us that Holy Spirit of promise, unto the adoption of children 14. Which is the earnest of by Jesus Christ to himself, ac- our inheritance until the recording to the good pleasure of demption of the purchased poshis will,

session, unto the praise of his 6 To the praise of the glory glory. of his grace, wherein he hath 15 Wherefore I also, after I made us accepted in the Be- heard of your faith in the Lord loved:

Jesus, and love unto all the 7 In whom we have redemp- saints, tion through his blood, the for- 16 Cease not to give thanks giveness of sins, according to for you, making mention of you the riches of his grace ;

in my prayers; 8 Wherein he hath abounded 17 That the God of our Lord toward us in all wisdom and Jesus Christ, the Father of gloprudence;

ry, may give unto you the spirit

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