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Of justification by faith.
The law could not justify.
things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. ID For If through the law earn dead to the law, that I might Mive unto God.
20 I am I crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh kI live by the faith of the Son of God, 'who loved me, and gave himself for me.
21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for mif righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
1 JTe atiketh what moved them to leave the faith, and hang ujxm the law? G They that believe are jiisttjitd, 0 and blessed with Abraham. 10 And this he sheweth by many reasons.
OFOOLISH Galatians, 'who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey bthe truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye cthe Spirit by the works of the law, dor by the hearing of faith?
3 Are ye so foolish? "having begun in the Spirit, arc yc now made perfect by 'the flesh?
4 s Have ye suffered I so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.
5 He therefore Mhat ministcreth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
0 Even as 'Abraham believed God, and it was laccounted to him for righteousness.
7 Know ye therefore that kthey which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
8 And 'the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel uuto Abraham, sayivg, m In thee shall all nations be blessed.
9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, ■ Cursed is every one that continucth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
11 But "that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it
is evident: for, P The just shall I live by faith.
12 And i the law is not of faith: j but, r The man that doeth them shall live in them.
13 ■ Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, 'Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
14 u That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive * the promise of the Spirit through faith.
15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; yThough it be but a man's I covenant, yet (/ it be confirmed, no man disannulled, or addeth thereto.
16 Now zto Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is a Christ.
17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, b which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, c that it should make the promise of none effect.
18 For if dthe inheritance be of the law, "it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
19 Wherefore then serveth the law? 'It was added because of transgressions, till ethe seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was h ordained by angels in the hand 1 of a mediator.
20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, k but God is one.
21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: i for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
22 But mthe Scripture hath concluded "all under sin, "that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
24 Wherefore P the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, ithat we might be justified by faith.
Christ freed us from the law.
Allegory of Agar and Sara.
25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
26 For ye rare all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
27 For 1 as many of you as have been baptized into Christ 'have put on Christ.
28 «There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all xone in Christ Jesus.
29 And y if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and z heirs according to the promise.
1 We were under the law till Christ came, a* the heir is under hit guardian till he be of age. 5 But Christ freed Nf from the law: 7 therefore we are servants no longer to it. 14 He remembereth their goon" will to him, and his to them, i?J and stieweth that we are the sons of Abraham by the free woman.
NOW I say, That the heir, as long as lis is a child, differ s nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; 2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
8 Even Bo we, when we were children, "were in bondage under the I elements of the world:
4 But b when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, 'mode 'of a woman, e made under the law,
5 'To redeem them that were under the law, 'that we might receive the adoption of sons.
6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth hthe Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying. Abba, Father.
7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; 'and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
8 Howbeit then, kwhen ye knew not God, 'ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.
9 But now, mafter that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, "how turn ye I again to "the weak and beggarly I elements, wbereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
10 PYe observe days, and months, and times, and years.
11 I am afraid of you, i lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
12 Brethren, I beseech you, be
as I am; for I am as ye are have not injured me at all.
13 Ye know how 'through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you 'at the first.
14 And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me "as an angel of God, *evc>i as Christ Jesus.
15 I Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me.
l(i Am I therefore become your enemy, y because I tell you the truth?
17 They 'zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.
18 But it in good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.
19 a My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
20 I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for 1I stand in doubt of you.
21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?
22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, b the one by a bondmaid, cthe other by a free woman.
23 But he who was of the bondwoman d was born after the flesh; e but he of the free woman foot by promise.
24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two I covenants; the one from the mount t' Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, andTanswercth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
20 But f Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
27 For it is written, >■ Rejoice, thou barren that bcarest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath a husband.
28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac
The liberty of the gospel.
TJtc fruits of the Spirit.
was, are Hhc children of promise.
29 But as then khe that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, 1 even so it is now.
30 Nevertheless what saith mthe Scripture? "Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for °the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the free woman.
31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwroman, Pbut of the free.
1 He moveth them to stand in their liberty, 3 and not to observe circumcision: 13 but rather love, which is the sum of the law. 19 He rcckonetti up the works of the Jiesh, 22 and the fruits of the Spirit, 25 ana exhort' eth to walk in the Spirit.
STAND fast therefore in »the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled againwith the yoke of bondage.
2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, thatc if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.
3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised,J that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
4 e Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; fye are fallen from grace.
5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
6 Fori"in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircunicision; but 'faith which worketh by love.
7 Ye k did run well; > I who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
8 This persuasion comelh not of him m that callcth you.
9 "A little leaven leaveueth the whole lump.
10 0I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but Phe that troubleth you i shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.
11 'And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision,1 why do I yet suffer persecution? then is 'the offence of the cross ceased.
12 <■ I would they were even cut offwhich trouble you.
13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use
I not liberty for an occasion to the
flesh, but z by love serve one another.
14 For * all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; bThou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
10 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and lye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17 ForJ the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other; eso that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
18 But rif ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
19 Now f the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, Adultery, fornication, unclean- ness, laseiviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, rc'vellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But 'the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, 'goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: "a gainst such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ's "have crucified the flesh with the I affections and lusts.
25 Plf we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
26 iLet us not be desirous of vainglory, provoking one another, envying one another.
1 He moveth them to deal mildly with a brother that hath slipped, 2 and to bear one another's burden: 6 to be liberal to their teachers, 9 and not wear;/ of well doing. 12 He sheweth what they intend that preach drcwm-irion. 14 He glorieth in nothing, save in the cross of Christ.
BRETHREN, * I if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye b which are spiritual, restore such a one c in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, <Uest thou also be tempted. 2 e Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil 'the law of Christ.
lThess.5.14. I Jolin 13.14, 15,34. & 15.15. James 8. 8
A caution against vanity.
Paul glorieth in Christ only.
3 For s if a man think himself to be something, when hhe is nothing, he deeeiveth himself
4 But 'let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and k not in another.
5 For 1 every man shall bear his own burden.
0 m Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.
7 "Be not deceived; "God is not mocked: for P whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 iFor he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
9 And 'let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, "if we faint not.
10 'As we have therefore oppor- j tunity, "let us do good unto all , men, especially unto them who are of1 the household of faith.
11 Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand.
12 As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, r they constrain you to be circumcised; 1 only lest they should •sutferpersecution for the cross of Christ.
13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
14 b But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, I by whom the world is c crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
15 For din Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but ea new creature.
16 'And as many as walk ac cording to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon hthe Israel of God.
17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for 11 bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
18 Brethren, The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
IT Unto the Galatians written from Rome.
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
1 After the salutation, 3 and thanksgiving for the E}ihe*ians, 4 he treateth of our (lection. Hand adoption by grace, 11 which
is the true and proper fountain of man's salration. VI And because the height of this mystery cannot easily be attained vnto.
If! he prayeth that they may come 18 to the full knowledge and 20 possession thereof in Christ.
PAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ aby the will of God, °to the saints which are at Ephesus,c and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
2 d Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 ■ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
4 According as rhe hath chosen us in him K before the foundation
of the world, that we should hbe
[ holy and without blame before him in love:
I 5 1 Having predestinated us unto I kthe adoption of children by Je| sus Christ to himself, 'according i to the good pleasure of his will,
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, m wherein he hath made us accepted in "the beloved:
7 °In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to Pthe riches of his grace;
8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
9 q Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure r which he hath purposed in himself:
10 That in the dispensation of 'the fulness of times lhe might
Paul prayeth for the Ephesians. EPHESIANS.
t Rom. 1.9.
Plul. 1. 3. 4.
Col. 1. 3.
1 The.-*. 1. 2.
2Thesa. 1.3. 1 John 20. 17.
"Col. 1. 9.
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n Alii 26. 18.
0 Ch. 2. 12. <t 4.4.
P ver. 11.
1 ell. 3. 7.
tor, of the
* Acts 2. 24, 33.
1 Ps. 110. I.
Col. 3. 1.
Heb. 1.3. &
10 12. t Phil. 2. 9,10.
Col. 2. 10.
Heb 1. 4. _ n Rom. 8. 31.
Col. 1. 16. &
2. 15. 1 Ps. 8. 6.
1 Cor. 15. 27.
Heb. 2.6. yeli.4.15.16.
Col. 1. 18.
1 Cor. 12. 12. 27.
ch. 4. 12. ,fc
5. 23. 30.
Col. 1.18, 24.
eb. 4. 10.
Col. 3. 11.
gather together in one "all things in Christ, both which are in t heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
11 * In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, J being predestinated according to 2 the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
12 "That we should be to the praise of his glory, bwho first I trusted in Christ.
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard c the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also, after that ye believed, dye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise,
14 e Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of s the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
15 Wherefore I also, 'after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
16 k Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
17 That Hhe God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, m may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation I in the knowledge of him:
18 ■ The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is "the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his P inheritance in the saints,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, i according to the working tof his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when rhe raised him from the dead, and 8 set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 I Far above all "principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22 And *hath put all things under his feet, and gave him y to be the head over all things to the church,
23 zWhich is his body, »the fulness of him b that lilleth all in all.
We are saved CHAPTER II.
1 By comparing what we were by 3 nature, \ with what we are 5 by grace: 10 he tteclarcth, that we are made/or good works: and l.'I being brought tutor by C 'ttrist, should not lire as 11 ftentilcs, and 12 foreigners in time, pant, but an 19 citizens with the saints, and the family of God.
AND ayou hath he quickened, bwho were dead in trespasses and sins;
2 'Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to d the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in 'the children of disobedience:
'd 'Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in 'the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling tthe desires of the flesh and of the mind; and •■were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, 'who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 kEven when we were dead in sins, hath 1 quickened us together with Christ, (I by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together min heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace, in "his kindness toward us, through Christ Jesus.
8 "For by grace are ye saved pthrough faith; and that not of yourselves: i it is the gift of God:
9 r Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are «his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, 1 which God hath before 1 ordained that we should walk in them.
11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called *the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
12 y That at that time ye were without Christ, z being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from athe covenants of promise, b having no hope, cand without God in the world:
13 dBut now, in Christ Jesus, ye who sometime were c far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.