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be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, 'that ye stand fast iu one spirit, kwith one mind 'striving together for the faith of the gospel;

28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: mwhich is to them an evident token of perdition, "but to you of salvation, and that of God.

29 For unto you °it is given in the behalf of Christ, Pnot only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

80 i Having the same conlliet 'which ye saw in me, anil now hear to be in me.

CHAPTER II.

1 He erhorteth them to vttitij, and to all numblene*.* of mind, bt/ the examjile of Christ's hitmilitil and exaltation : 12 to a core/id proceeding In the wail of ftalcatton. that thi ii tie on liijhtn to the wicked world, W and comforts to him their aposilp. who it nolo ready to be offered np to God. 1!) He hopeth to fi nd Timothy to them, whom he greatly commendeth, 2.ri os ipajmrodUM also, whom he presently sendeth to them.

IF there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love,1 if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any h bowels and mercies,

2 c Fulfil ye my joy, <i that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

3 'Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but 'in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

4 sLook not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

5 hLet this mind be in you, Which was also in Christ Jesus:

G "Who, 'being in the form of God, k thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

7 1 lint made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form ">of a servant, and "was made in the I likeness of men:

8 Aud being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and "became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

9 Wherefore God also Phath highly exalted him, and i given him a name which is above every name:

10 'That at the name of Jesus every kuee should bow, of tilings in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

11 And 'that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

12 Wherefore, my beloved, 1 as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with u fear and trembling:

13 For *it is God which workcth in you both to will aud to do of Ail good pleasure.

14 Do all things T without murmurings and 1 disputings:

15 That ye may he blameless and (harmless, athe sons of God, without rebuke, bin the midst ofc a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ldye shine as lights in the world;

16 Holding forth the word of life; that eI may rejoice in the day of Christ, that 'I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

17 Yea, and if f I he t offered upon the sacrifice hand service of your faith, 'I joy, aud rejoice with you all.

18 lor the same cause also do ye Jot, and rejoice with me.

"19 I'But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send k Timothcus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.

20 For I have no man 'Ilikeminded, who will naturally care for your state.

21 For all mseck their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.

22 But ye know the proof of him, 11 that, as a sou with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel.

23 Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me.

24,But °I trust in the Lord that I al60 myself shall come shortly.

25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you PEpaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and i fellow soldier, 'but your messenger, and !he that ministered to my wants.

26 I For he longed after you all, aud was full of heaviness, he

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cause that ye had heard that he had been sick.

27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.

29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and I 11 hold such in reputation:

30 Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, xto supply your lack of service toward me.

Chapter nr.

1 He warneth them to beware of the false teachers of the circumcision, 4 shewing that himself hath greater cause, than they to trust in the righteousness of the law: T which notwithstanding he counteth as flung awl loss, to gain Christ and his righteousness, 12 therein acknowledging his own iinjterfcction. 15 He erhorteth them to be thus minded, 17 and to imitate him, 18 ami to decline the ways of carnal Christians,

FINALLY, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.

3 b Beware of dogs, beware of c evil workers, d beware of the I concision.

| 3 For we are ethe circumcision, f which worship God in the spirit, and I rejoice in Christ Je

I Bus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

| 4 Though hI might also have I confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:

5 'Circumcised the eighth day, k of the stock of Israel, 1 of the tribe of Benjamin, "a Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, ■ a Pharisee;

6 "Concerning zeal, Ppersecuting the church; i touching the righteousness which is in the law, 'blameless.

7 But ■ what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss 'for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have

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all for Christ.

suffered the loss of all things, I A. D. 64. and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

9 And be found in him, not I having "mine own righteous- j"Rom. 10.3.5. ness, which is of the law, but' 1 that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and ? the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

11 If by any means I might■ attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

12 Not as though I had already j 'attained, either were already j "Tim. 6.12 bperfect: but I follow after, if!■Heb.12.23. that I may apprehend that for

which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. ^

13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this I one thing I do,c forgetting those things which are behind, and d reaching forth unto those things which are before,

14 e I press toward the mark for the prize of 'the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

15 Let us therefore, as many as be *"perfect, hbe thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal 1 even this unto you.

16 Nevertheless, whereto we ( have already attained, 'let us walk k by the same rule,1 let us , mind the same thing.

17 Brethren, °>be followers to-1 gether of me, and mark them which walk so as "ye have us for an ensample.

18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are 0 the enemies of the cross of Christ:

19 p Whose end is destruction, 1 whose God is their belly, and r whose glory is in their shame, 5 who mind earthly things.)

20 For <our conversation is in heaven; "from whence also we 1 look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

21 1 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, z according to the working whereby he is able aeven to subdue all things unto himself.

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Hons 4 lie proitions, 10 mewing how he'rejoiced at their liberality towards him lying in prison, net so much for the supply of his own wants, as for the grace of Hod in them. 19 And so he concludeth with prayer and salutations.

THEREFORE, my brethren dearly beloved and "longed for, 'my joy and crown, so c stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyehe, d that they be of the same mind in the Lord.

3 And I entreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which e laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellow labourers, whose names are in f the book of life.

4 e Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. hThe Lord is at hand.

6 'Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

7 And k the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are Ihonest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, 'whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

9 "Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and "the God of peace shall be with you.

10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last 0 your care of me I hath flour

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again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.

11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever 6tate I am, P therewith to be content.

12 1I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

13 I can do all things r through Christ which strengtheneth me.

14 Notwithstanding, ye have well done, that "ye did communicate with my affliction.

15 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, 'no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.

10 I or even in Thcssalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.

IT Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

18 But • I have all, and abound: I am full, having received *of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, y an odour of a sweet smell, za sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God.

ID But my God "shall supply all your need baccording to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

20 'Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren d which are with me greet you.

22 All the saints salute you, e chiefly they that are of Cesar's household.

23 'The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

IT It was written to the Philippians from Rome by Epaphroditus.

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THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE

COLOSSIANS.

CHAPTER I.

'1 After salutation he thanketh God for their faith, 7 confirmeth the doctrine of Epa

| phras,9 praytth no titer for their increase in grace, 14 descriheth the true Christ, 21

| encourageth them to receive Jesus Christ, and commendeth his own ministry.

PAUL, 'an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,

2 To the saints band faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: 'Grace 6c unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 dWe give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

4 «Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of 'the love which ye have to all the saints,

5 For the hope s which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

6 Which is come unto you, has it is in all the world; and i bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew k the grace of God in truth:

7 As ye also learned of 1 Epaphras our dear fellow servant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;

8 Who also declared unto us your "love in the Spirit.

9 "For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with ithe knowledge of his will 'In all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

10 • That ye might walk worthy of the Lord 1 unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

111 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, runto all patience and longsufferiug * with joyfulness;

12 »Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet

to be partakers of bthe inheritance of the saints in light:

13 Who hath delivered us from cthe power of darkness, <>and hath translated its into the kingdom of t his dear Son:

14 e In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the

| forgiveness of sins:

15 Who is 'the image of the invisible God, 5 the firstborn of every creature:

16 For h by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or 'dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created kby him, and for him;

17 1 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

18 And m he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, ■ the firstborn from the dead; that ■ in all things he might have the preeminence.

19 For it pleased the Father that °in him should all fulness dwell;

20 And, I P having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile rall things unto himself; by him, I Mu, whether they be things in earth,

I or things in heaven.

21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies I in

j your mind 'by wicked works, | yet now hath he reconciled i 22 u In the body of his flesh through death, 'to present you holy and unblameable and uureproveable in his sight:

23 If ye continue in the faith y grounded and settled, and be z not moved away from the hope

1 of the gospel, which ye have heard, 'and which was preached bto every creature which is under heaven; c whereof I Paul am made a minister;

24 d Who now rejoice in my sufferings efor you, and fill up 'that

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of Christ in my flesh for ehis body's sake, which is the church:

25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to h the dispensation of God which is given to me foryou, Uo fulfil the word of God;

26 Even 'the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, k but now is made manifest to his saints:

27 1 To whom God would make known what is ">the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ I in you, 11 the hope of glory:

28 Whom we preach, ° warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; Pthat we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

29 iWhereunto I also labour, r striving8 according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

CHAPTER n.

1 He still exhorteth them to be constant in Christy 8 to beware of fihilitsoidnt, and vain traditions, \H OT>rMI/9>tM0 of anuria, X> and legal ceremonies, which are ended in Christ.

FOR I would that ye knew what great Ia conflict I have for you, and/or them at Lao dices, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

2 bThat their hearts might be comforted,c being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, dto the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

3 Ie In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

4 And this I say, Most any man should beguile you with enticing words.

5 For e though I he absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding hyour order, and the 'steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

6 kAs ye have therefore received

Christ jesus the Lord, so walk ye j ject to ordii:

9 For P in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

10 lAnd ye are complete in him, * which is the head of all»principality and power:

11 In whom also ye are' circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in "putting oft' the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

12 'Buried with him in baptism, wherein also >' ye are risen with him through 2 the faith of the operation of God, Mvbo hath raised him from the dead.

13 bAud you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

14 c Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

15 And d having spoiled e principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them I in it.

lb Let no man therefore 'judge you B K in meat, or in drink, or I in respect "of a holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

17 'Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

18 k Let Do man I beguile you of your reward t in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things 'which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

19 And not holding "'the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, inereaseth with the increase of God.

20 Wherefore if ye be "dead witli Christ from °the 1 rudiments of the world, r why, as though living in the world, arc ye sub

in him:

7 1 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

8 "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after "the tradition of

21 (iTouch not; taste not; handle not;

22 Which all are to perish with the using;) rafter the commandments and doctrines of men?

23 "Which thing6 have indeed a shew of wisdom in 'will-worship, and humility, and I neglecting of

men, after the I "rudiments of the body; not in any honour to the world, and not after Christ. the satisfying of the flesh.

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