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The apostle threateneth II. CORINTHIANS. unreclaimed offenders. 12 Truly the signs of an apos

21 And lest, when I come tle were wrought among you again, my God will humble me in all patience, in signs, and among you, and that I shall bewonders, and mighty deeds. wail many which have sinned

13 For what is it wherein ye already, and have not repented were inferior to other churches, of the uncleanness, and fornicaexcept it be that I myself was tion, and lasciviousness, which not burdensome to you? forgive they have committed. me this wrong

CHAP. XIII. 14 Behold, the third time I

1 He threateneth severity, and the power of am ready to come to you; and

his apostleship against obstinate sinners. 5 I will not be burdensome to And advising them lo a trial of their faith,

7 and to a reformation of iheir sins before you: for I seek not yours, but his coming, 11 he concludeth his epistle with you. For the children ought not

a general exhortation and a prayer.

I to lay up for the parents

, but THIS is the third time the

am coming to you: In the 15 And I will very gladly mouth of two or three witnesses spend and be spent for you; shall every word be established. though the more abundantly I 2 I told you before, and forelove you, the less I be loved. tell you, as if I were present,

16 But be it so, I did not bur- the second time; and being abden you: nevertheless, being sent now I write to them which crafty, I caught you with guile. heretofore have sinned, and co

17 Did I make a gain of you all other, that, if I come again, by any of them whom I sent I will not spare: unto you?

3 Since ye seek a proof of 18 I desired Titus, and with Christ speaking in me, which him I sent a brother. Did Ti- to you-ward is not weak, but is tus make a gain of you? walk- mighty in you, ed we not in the same spirit ? 4 For though he was cruciwalked we not in the same steps? fied through weakness, yet he

19 Again, think ye that we liveth by the power of God excuse ourselves unto you? we For we also are weak in him, speak before God in Christ: but we shall live with him by but we do all things, dearly be the power of God toward you. loved, for your edifying. 5 Examine yourselves, wheth

20 For Í fear, lest, when I er ye be in the faith; prove come, I shall not find you such your own selves. Know ye not as I would, and that I shall be your own selves, how that Jesus found unto you such as ye Christ is in you, except ye be would not: lest there be de- reprobates ? bates, envyings, wraths, strifes, 6 But I trust that ye shall backbitings, whisperings, swel- know that we are not reprolings, tumults:


and concludeth with


exhortation and

prayer. 7 Now I pray to God that ye 11 Finally, brethren, farewell. do no evil ; not that we should Be perfect, be of good comfort, appear approved, but that ye be of one mind, live in

peace; should do that which is honest, and the God of love and peace though we be as reprobates.

shall be with you. 8 For we can do nothing

12 Greet one another with an against the truth, but for the holy kiss. truth.

13 All the saints salute you. 9 For we are glad, when we

ve 14 The grace of the Lord Jeare weak, and ye are strong : sus Christ, and the love of God, and this also we wish, even your and the communion of the Holy perfection.

Ghost, be with you all. Amen. 10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being The second epistle to the present I should use sharpness, Corinthians was written according to the power which from Philippi, a city of the Lord hath given me to edi- Macedonia, by Titus and fication, and not to destruction. Lucas.



5 To whom be glory for ever 6 He wondereth that they have so soon left him and ever. Amen.

and the gospel, 8 and accurseth those that 6 I marvel that ye are so soon preach any other gospel than he did. 11 He learned the gospel not of men, but of God: 14 removed from him that called and sheweih what he was before his calling, 17 you into the grace

of Christ, unand what he did presently after it.

to another gospel : PAUL, an apostle

, (not of 7 Which is not another; but men, neither by man, but there be some that trouble you, by Jesus Christ, and God the and would pervert the gospel Father, who raised him from of Christ. the dead;)

8 But though we, or an angel 2 And all the brethren which from heaven, preach any other are with me, unto the churches gospel unto you than that which of Galatia :

we have preached unto

you, let 3 Grace be to you, and peace him be accursed. from God the Father, and from 9 As we said before, so say

I our Lord Jesus Christ,

now again, If any man preach 4 Who gave himself for our any other gospel unto you than sins, that he might deliver us that ye have received, let him from this present evil world, be accursed. according to the will of God 10 For do I now persuade and our Father:

men, or God? or do I seek to



Of Paul's call to the ministry. GALATLANS. His zeal for the Gentiles' freedom. please men? for if I yet pleased 21 Afterward I came into the men, I should not be the serv- regions of Syria and Cilicia; ant of Christ.

22 And was unknown by face 11 But I certify you, breth- unto the churches of Judea ren, that the gospel which which were in Christ: was preached of me is not after 23 But they had heard only,

that he which persecuted us in 12 For I neither received it times past, now preacheth the of man, neither was I taught it, faith which once he destroyed. but by the revelation of Jesus 24 And they glorified God in Christ. 13 For ye have heard of my

CHAP. II. conversation in time past in the 1 He sheweth when he went up again to JerusaJews' religion, how that beyond lem, and for what purpose : 3 and that Tilus

was not circumcised: '11 and that he resisted measure I persecuted the church

Peler, and lold him the reason, 14 why he and of God, and wasted it;

other, being Jews, do believe in Christ to be

justified by faith, and not by works : 20 and 14 And profited in the Jews' that they live not in sin, who are so justireligion above many my equals

fied. in mine own nation, being more

THEN fourteen years after I exceedingly zealous of the tra- went up again to Jerusalem ditions of my fathers.

with Barnabas, and took Titus 15 But when it pleased God, with me also. who separated me from my 2 And I went up by revelamother's womb, and called me tion, and communicated unto by his grace,

them that gospel which I 16 To reveal his son in me, preach among the Gentiles, but that I might preach him among privately to them which were the heathen; immediately I con- of reputation, lest by any means ferred not with flesh and blood: I should run, or had run, in

17 Neither went I up to Jeru- vain. salem to them which were apos

3 But neither Titus, who was tles before me: but I went into with me, being a Greek, was Arabia, and returned again unto compelled to be circumcised : Damascus.

4 And that because of false 18 Then after three years I brethren unawares brought in, went up to Jerusalem to see who came in privately to spy Peter, and abode with him fif- out our liberty which we have teen days.

in Christ Jesus, that they might 19 But other of the apostles bring us into bondage : saw I none, save James the 5 To whom we gave place by Lord's brother.

subjection, no, not for an hour; 20 Now the things which I that the truth of the gospel write unto you, behold, before might continue with you. God, I lie not.

6 But of those, who seemed to


Of justification by faith, and CHAP. II. not by the works of the law. be somewhat, whatsoever they 14 But when I saw that they were, it maketh no matter to walked not uprightly according me: God accepteth no man's to the trụth of the gospel, I person: for they who seemed said unto Peter before them all, to be somewhat, in conference If thou, being a Jew, livest afadded nothing to me:

ter the manner of Gentiles, and 7 But contrariwise, when they not as do the Jews, why comsaw that the gospel of the un- pellest thou the Gentiles to live circumcision

committed as do the Jews ? unto me, as the gospel of the cir- 15 We who are Jews by nacumcision was unto Peter; ture, and not sinners of the

8 (For he that wrought effect- Gentiles, ually in Peter to the apostle- 16 Knowing that a man is not ship of the circumcision, the justified by the works of the same was mighty in me toward | law, but by the faith of Jesus the Gentiles :)

Christ, even we have believed 9 And when James, Cephas, in Jesus Christ, that we might and John, who seemed to be be justified by the faith of pillars, perceived the grace that Christ, and not by the works was given unto me, they gave of the law: for by the works to me and Barnabas the right of the law shall no flesh be hands of fellowship; that we justified. should go unto the heathen, and 17 But if, while we seek to they unto the circumcision, be justified by Christ, we our

10 Only they would that we selves also are found sinners, is should remember the poor ; the therefore Christ the minister of same which I also was forward sin? God forbid. to do.

18 For if I build again the 11 But when Peter was come things which I destroyed, I to Antioch, I withstood him to make myself a transgressor. the face, because he was to be 19 For I through the law am blamed.

dead to the law, that I might 12 For before that certain live unto God. came from James, he did eat 20 I am crucified with Christ: with the Gentiles: but when nevertheless, I live; yet not I, they were come, he withdrew, but Christ liveth in me: and the and separated himself, fearing life which I now live in the them which were of the cir- flesh, I live by the faith of the cumcision.

Son of God, who loved me, and 13 And the other Jews dis- gave himself for me. sembled likewise with him; in- 21 I do not frustrate the

grace somuch that Barnabas also was of God: for if righteousness carried

away with their dissim- come by the law, then Christ ia ulation.

dead in vain.


Paul reproveth the Galatians. GALATIANS. for depending on the law, CHAP. III.

is every one that continueth not | He asketh what moved them to leave the in all things which are written in faith, and hang upon the law ? 6 They the book of the law to do them. that believe are justified, 9 and blessed with Abraham. 10 And this he sheweth by many

11 But that no man is justified

by the law in the sight of God, O FOOLISH Galatians, who it is evident: for, The just shall

hath bewitched you, that live by faith. ye should not obey the truth,

12 And the law is not of before whose eyes Jesus Christ faith : but, The man that doeth hath been evidently set forth, them shall live in them. crucified among you?

13 Christ hath redeemed us 2 This only would I learn of from the curse of the law, being you, Received ye the Spirit by made a curse for us : for it is the works of the law, or by the written, Cursed is every one hearing of faith?

that hangeth on a tree: 3 Are ye so foolish? having 14 That the blessing of Abrabegun in the Spirit, are ye now ham might come on the Genmade perfect by the flesh ? tiles through Jesus Christ; that 4 Have ye suffered so many we might receive the promise of things in vain? if it be yet in the Spirit through faith. vain.

15 Brethren, I speak after the 5 He therefore that minister- manner of men; Though it be eth to you the Spirit, and work- but a man's covenant, yet if it eth miracles among you, doeth be confirmed, no man disannulhe it by the works of the law, leth or addeth thereto. or by the hearing of faith? 16 Now to Abraham and his 6 Even as Abraham believed seed were the promises made. God, and it was accounted to He saith not, And to seeds, as him for righteousness.

of many ; but as of one, And 7 Know ye therefore, that they to thy seed, which is Christ. which are of faith, the same are 17 And this I say, that the the children of Abraham. covenant that was confirmed

8 And the scripture, foresee-before of God in Christ, the ing that God would justify the law, which was four hundred heathen through faith, preached and thirty years after, cannot before the gospel unto Abra- disannul," that it should make ham, saying, In thee shall all the promise of none effect. nations be blessed.

18 For if the inheritance be 9 So then they which be of of the law, it is no more of faith are blessed with faithful promise: but God gave it to Abraham.

Abraham by promise. 10 For as many as are of the 19 Wherefore then serveth works of the law, are under the the law? It was added because curse: for it is written, Cursed l of transgressions, till the seed

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