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14 For fhe is our peace, ffwho hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
15 h Having abolished 'in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one k new man, so making peace;
lb And that he might 'reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, m having slain the enmity I thereby:
17 And came n and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to °theni that were nigh.
18 For P through him we both have access i by one Spirit unto the Father.
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but r fellow citizens with the saints, and of "the household of God;
20 And are 1 built "upon the foundation of the * apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being y the chief corner stone;
21 zIn whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto aa holy temple in the Lord:
22 bIn whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God through the Spirit.
* ch. 4. 15,16. ■ 1 Cor. 3.17.
!> Hie hidden mystery, 0 that the Genttlet should be tared, 3 Ml made known to Paul by revelation: 8 and to him teas that grace given, that '.) he should preach it. 13 lie aesireth them not to faint for his tribulation, 14 and praycth 19 that they may perceive the great love of Christ toward them.
FOR this cause I Paul, Mhc prisoner of Jesus Christb for you Gentiles,
2 If ye have heard of cthc dispensation of the grace of God ■which is given mc to you-ward:
3 >How that fby revelation she made known unto me the mystery; ('"as I wrote I afore in few words;
4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge I in the mystery of Christ,)
5 k Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, 1as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
1 Or, a tittle before, i 1 Cor. 4. L cb. 6.19. k Acta 10. 23. ver. 9. Icli 8.20.
6 That the Gentiles TMshould be fellow heirs, and nof the same body, and 0 partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
7 P Whereof I was made a minister, °. according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by rthe effectual working of hi6 power.
8 Unto me, "who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that * I should preach among the Gentiles "the unsearchable riches of Christ;
9 And to make all men see what it the fellowship of xthe mystery, 7 which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, 'who created all things by Jesus Christ:
10 aTo the intent that now b unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places c might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
11 d According to the eternal purpose, which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
13 In whom we have boldness and »access 'with confidence by the faith of him.
13 e Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations hfor you, I which is your glory.
14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom kthe whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16* That he would grant you, According to the riches of his glory, mto be strengthened with might by his Spirit in nthe inner man;
17 °That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, P being rooted and grounded in love,
18 <i May be able to comprehend with all saints r what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19 Arid to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled 'with all the fulness of God.
20 Now * unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly u above all that we ask or think, x according to the power that worketh in us,
21 rTJnto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus through
unity and holiness.
out all ages, world without end. Amen.
1 He exhorteth to unity, 7 and dectareth that God therefore givcth divers U gifts unto men, that his church might be 13 edified, and Ifl grown up in Christ. 18 He calletli them from the impurity of the Gentiles, 24 to put on the new man, 25 to cast off lying, and 29 corrupt communication.
ITHEREFORE, »the prisoner I of the Lord, beseech you that ye b walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
2 c\Vith all lowliness and meekness, with longsuncring, forbearing one another in love;
3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit d in the bond of peace.
4 c There is one body, and 'one Spirit, even as ye are called in one t hope of your calling;
5 hOne Lord, 'one faith, kone baptism,
6 I One God and Father of all, who u above all, and ""through all, and in you all.
7 But "unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
8 Wherefore he saith, "When he ascended up on high, r he led I captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
9 (1 Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
10 He that descended is the same also'that ascended up far above all heavens, "that he might I fill all things.)
11 1 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, u evangelists; and some, * pastors and yteachers;
13 'For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, »for the edifying of The body of Christ:
13 Till we all come D in the unity of the faith, c and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto *o perfect man, unto the measure of the I stature of the fulness of Christ:
14 That we henceforth be no more "children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every ■ wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, h whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But 'Ispeaking the truth in love, kmay grow up into him in
all things, > which is the head, even Christ:
16 m From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that nye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, °in the vanity of their mind,
18 P Having the understanding darkened, "being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the »I blindness of their heart:
19 'Who being past feeling < have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
20 But ye have not so learned Christ;
21 "If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus :
22 That ye 1 put off concerning J the former conversation 1 the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
23 And 'be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24 And that ye b put on the new man, which after God c is created in righteousness and 1 true holiness.
25 Wherefore putting away lying, d speak every man truth with his neighbour: for "we are members one of another.
20 f Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
27 s Neither give place to the devil.
28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather to let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have 1 to give 1 to him that needeth.
20 'Let no corrupt communicai tion proceed out of your mouth, but 'that which is good I to the use of edifying, "that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
30 And "grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of P redemption.
31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour,
Exhortation to love.
Duties of wives and husbands.
A. D. 64.
'Tit 3. 2.
1 Pet. 2. L ■Tit- 3. 3. 12 Cor. 2. 10.
Col.3. 12,13. u Matt. 6. 14.
Mark 11. 25.
and r evil speaking, be put away
2 After general exhortations, to love, 3 to fly fornication, 4 and all uncleanncss. 7 not to convene with the wicked, l5to wall: warily, and to be 18 filled with the Spirit, 22 he descewleth to the particular duties, Itoto wives ought to obey their husbands, 25 and husbands ought to love their wives, 32 even as Christ doth his church.
therefore followers of God, as dear children;
2 And bwalk in love, cas Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God dfor a sweetsmelling savour.
3 But "fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousuess, 'let it not be once named among you, as becomes saints;
4 e Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, h which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
5 For this ye know, that 'no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, kwho is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
G ""Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things »cometh the wrath of God "upon the children of J disobedience.
7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
8 PFor ye were sometime darkness, but now i are ye light in the Lord: walk as r children of light;
9 (For 'the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
10 'Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
11 And "have no fellowship with *the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather r reprove them.
12 zFor it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
13 But aall things that are Ireproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make
2cTM.~6.'i4. I manifest is light.
mm. 3.6.: 14 Wuercfor-c || ne BaitU! b Awake
* Rom. «. 21. &. 13.15. Gal. fi. a J Lev. 19. 17.1 Tim. 5.20. * Rom. 1. 21, 26. ver. 3. 1 .lolm 3. 20, 21. He!). 4. 13. II Or, discovered. I Or. it. b la. fio. 1. Rom. 13.11,12. 1 Cor. 15. 34. 1 Them. S. 6.
thou that sleepest, and 'arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
15 dSee then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16 'Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 «Wherefore be ye not unwise, but bunderstanding what the will of the Lord is.
18 And kbe not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
19 Speaking to yourselves 'in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
20 "Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father n in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
21 "Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
22 P Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, <ias unto the Lord.
23 For' the husband is the head of the wife, even as • Christ is the head of the church: and he is the Saviour of' the body.
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands "in every thing.
25 1 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and >' gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it ■ with the washing of water 1 by the word,
27 b That he might present it to himself a glorious church, c not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; d but that it should be holy and without blemish.
28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and eherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
30 For e we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31 'For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they s two shall be one flesh.
32*This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
The duty of children.
33 Nevertheless, Met every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she 1 reverence her husband.
1 The duty of children towards their parents, 5 of servants towards their masters, 10 Our life is a warfare, VI not only against flesh and blood, but ul*<< spiritual enemies. 13 The complete armour of a Christian, 18 and how it ought to be used. '21 Tychicus u commended.
CHILDREN, »obcy your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
2 bHonour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;
3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
4 And, c ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but d bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
5 ■ Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, 'with fear and trembling, * in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
6 h Not with eyeservice, as men-1 pleascrs; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
8 I Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, k whether he be bond or free.
9 And, ye 1 masters, do the same things unto them, ^forbearing threatening: knowing that I ■ your Master also is in heaven; "neither is there respect of persons with him.
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and P in the power of his might.
11 fl Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against t flesh and blood, but against
s principalities, against powers, against1 the rulers of the darkness of this world, against I spiritual wickedness in I high places. lii u Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand 1 in the evil day, and I having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, ?having your loins girt about with truth, and 'having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 »And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
10 Above all, taking bthe shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And c take the helmet of salvation, and dthe sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 e Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and'watching thereunto with all perseverance and e supplication for all saints;
19 h And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 For which k I am an ambassador 1 * in bonds; that I therein mI may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
21 But "that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, "Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
22 pWhom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
231 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ rlin sincerity. Amen.
IT Written from Rome unto the by TychicuB.
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
3 He testifieth his thankfulness to God, and his love toward them, for the fruit* of their faith, and fellowship in his sufferings, 9 daily praying to him fur their increase in grace: 12 he sheweth what good the faith of Christ had received by his troubles at Home, 21 and how ready he is to glorify Christ either by his l(fe or death, 27 exhorting them to unity, 28 and to fortitude in persecution.
PAUL and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints Mn Christ Jesus which are at Pbilippi, with the bishops and deacons:
2 b Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father ana from the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 CI thank my God upon every I remembrance of you,
4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with,joy,
5 dFor your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;
6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun e a good work in you I will perform it 'until the day of Jesus Christ:
7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because 11 have you sin my heart; inasmuch as both in hmy bonds, and in 'the defence and confirmation of the gospel,k ye all arc I partakers of my grace.
8 For 1 God is my record, ""how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
9 And this I pray, "that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all •judgment;
10 That "ye may I approve things that 1 are excellent; Pthat ye may be sincere and without offence <i till the day of Christ;
11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, r which are by Jesus Christ, "unto the glory and praise of God.
12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me
have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;
13 So that my bonds I in Christ are manifest1 in all 1 the palace, and 1 in all other place*;
14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and "strife; and some also of good will:
16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for xthe defence of the gospel.
18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation y through your prayer, and the supply of zthe Spirit of Jesus Christ,
20 According to my "earnest expectation and mtj hope, that bin nothing I shall be ashamed, but thatc with all boldness, as always, .so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.
21 For to me to live it Christ, and to die it gain.
22 But if I live in the flesh, this in the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.
23 For dI am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to • depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.
23 And 'having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;
20 That syour rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.
27 Only h let your conversation