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An exhortation PHILIPPIANS. to union and love.

2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be like-18 For the same cause also do minded, having the same love, ye joy, and rejoice with me. being of one accord, ot' one mind. 19 But I trust in the Lord Je.

3 Lct nothing be done through sus to send Timotheus shortly strife or vainglory; but in low. unto you, that I also may be of liness of mind let each esteem good comfort, when I know others better than themselves.

your state, 4 Look not every man on his 20 For I have no man like. own things, but every man also minded, who will naturally on the things of others.

care for your state. 5 Let this mind be in you, 21 For all seek their own, not which was also in Christ Jesus: the things which are Jesus 6 Who, being in the form of Christ's. God, thought it not robbery to 22 But ye know the proof of be equal with God:

him, that, as a son with the fa. 7 But made himself of no rep- ther, he hath served with me utation, and took upon him the in the gospel. form of a servant, and was 23 Him

therefore I hope to send made in the likeness of men: presently, so soon as I shall see

8 And being found in fashion how it will go with me.
as a man, he humbled himself, 21 But I trust in the Lord that
and becaine obedient unto death, I also myself shall come shortly.
even the death of the cross. 25 Yet I supposed it necessary
9 Wherefore God also hath to send to you Epaphroditus,
highly exalted him, and given my brother, and companion in
him a name which is above labour, and fellow soldier, but
every name:

your messenger, and he that
10 That at the name of Jesus ministered to my wants.
every knee should bow, of things 26 For he longed after you all,
in heaven, and things in earth, and was full of heaviness, be
and things under the earth; cause that ye had heard that he

11 And that every tongue had been sick.
should confess that Jesus Christ 27 For indeed he was sick nigh
is Lord, to the glory of God the unto death: but God had mer.
Father.

cy on him; and not on him only,
12 Wherefore, my beloved, as but on me also, lest I should
ye have always obeyed, not as have sorrow upon sorrow.
in my presence only, but now 28 I sent him therefore the more
much more in my absence, carefully, that, when ye see him
work out your own salvation again, ye may rejoice, and that
with fear and trembling: I may be the less sorrowful.

13 For it is God which work 29 Receive him therefore in eth in you both to will and to the Lord with all gladness; and do of his good pleasure.

hold such in reputation: 14 Do all things without mur 30 Because for the work of murings and disputings: Christ he was nigh unto death,

15 That ye may be blameless not regarding his life, to supply and harmless, the sons of God, your lack of service toward me. without rebuke, in the midst of

CHAPTER III. a crooked and perverse nation,

Exhortation to holiness. in the world ;

joice the
15 Holding forth the word of the same things to you, to mo
life; that I may rejoice in the indeed is not grievous, but for
day of Christ, that I have not run you it is safe.
in vain, neither laboured in vain. 2 Beware of dogs, beware of

17 Yea, and it I be offered evil workers, beware of the
upon the sacrifice and service concision.
of your faith, I joy, and rejoice 3 For we are the circumci-
ith you all.

sion, which worship God in the

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The prize of life. PHILIPPIANS. Exhortations. spirit, and rejoice in Christ, 16 Nevertheless, whereto we Jesus, and have no confidence have already attained, let us in the flesh.

walk by the same rule, let us 4 Though I might also have mind the same thing; confidence in the flesh. If any 17 Brethren, be followers to other man thinketh that he hath gether of me, and mark them whereof he might trust in the which walk so as ye have us flesh, I more:

for an ensample. 5 Circumcised the eighth day, 18 (For many walk, of whom of the stock of Israel, of the I have told you often, and now tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew tell you even weeping, that they of the Hebrews; as touching are the enemies ot' the cross of the law, a Pharisee;

Christ: 6 Concerning zeal, persecuting 19 Whose end is destruction, the church; touching the right- whose God is their belly, and eousness which is in the law, whose glory is in their shame, blameless.

who mind earthly things.) 7 But what things were gain to 20 For our conversation is in me, those I counted loss for Christ. heaven; from whence also wę

8 Yea doubtless, and I count all look for the Saviour, the Lord things but loss for the excellen- Jesus Christ : cy of the knowledge of Christ 21 Who shall change our vile Jesus my Lord: tor whom I body, that it may be fashioned have suffered the loss of all like unto his glorious body, acthings, and do count them but cording to the working wheredung, that I may win Christ, by he is able even to subdue 9 And be found in him, not all things unto himself. having mine own righteous

CHAPTER IV. ness, which is of the law, but Exhortations and commands. that thich is throughteba faith THEREFORE amylobrethren. which is cf God by faith: my joy and crown, so stand fast 10 That I may know him, and in the Lord, my dearly beloved. the power of his resurrection, 2 I beseech Euodias, and be and the fellowship of his suf- seech Syntyche, that they be of ferings, being made conform the same mind in the Lord. able unto his death;

3 And I entreat thee also, true 11 If by any means I might yokefellow, help those women attain unto the resurrection of which laboured with me in the the dead.

gospel, with Clement also, and 12 Not as though I had already with other my fellow labourers, attained, either were already whose names are in the book of perfect: but I follow after, if life. that I may apprehend that for 4 Rejoice in the Lord always: which also I am apprehended and again I say, Rejoice. of Christ Jesus.

5 Let your moderation_be 13 Brethren, I count not my known unto all men. The self to have apprehended: but Lord is at hand. this one thing I do, forgetting .6 Be careful for nothing; but those things which are behind, in every thing by prayer and and reaching forth unto those supplication with thanksgivthings which are before, ing let your requests be made

14 I press toward the mark for known unto God. the prize of the high calling of 7 And the peace of God, which God in Christ Jesus.

passeth all understanding, shall 15 Let us therefore, as many keep your hearts and minds as be perfect, be thus minded: through Christ Jesus. and if in any thing ye be other-| 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoeywise minded, God shall reveal er things are true, whatsoever even this unto you.

things are honest, whatsoever

Paul's strength

COLOSSIANS. in Jesus Christ. things are just, whatsoever things the gospel, when I departed are pure, whatsoever things are from Macedonia, no church lovely, whatsoever things are of communicated with me as congood report; if there be any yir- cerning giving and receiving, tue, and if there be any praise, but ye only. think on these things.

16 For even in Thessalonica 9 Those things, which ye have ye sent once and again unto both learned, and received, and my necessity. heard, and seen in me, do: and 17 Not because I desire a gift: the God of peace shall be with but I desire fruit that may ayou.

bound to your account. 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord 18 But I have all, and abound: greatly, that now at the last I am full, having received of your care of me hath flourish. Epaphroditus the things which ed again; wherein ye were al. were sent from you, an odour of 80 careful, but ye lacked op- a sweet smell. a sacrifice acportunity

ceptable, well pleasing to God. 11 Not that I speak in respect 19 But my God shall supply of want: for I have learned, all your need according to his in whatsoever state I am, there- riches in glory by Christ Jesus. with to be content.

20 Now unto God and our 12 I know both how to be Father be glory for ever and abased, and I know how to ever. Amnen. abound: every where and in 21 Salute every saint in Christ all things I am instructed both Jesus. The brethren which are to be full and to be hungry, both with me greet you. to abound and to suffer need. 22 All the saints salute you, 13 I can do all things through chiefly they that are of Cesar's Christ which strengtheneth me. household.

14 Notwithstanding, ye have 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus well done, that ye did com- Christ be with you all. Amen. municate with my affliction. T It was written to the Philip

15 Now ye Philippians know pians from Rome by Epaph. also, that in the beginning of roditus.

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the

COLOSSIANS.
CHAPTER T.

it is in all the world; and bring. Paul's prayer for the Colossinns. eth forth fruit, as it doth also in Christ by the will of God, it, and knew the grace of God

, and Timotheus our brother, in truth:

2 To the saints and faithful 7 As ye also learned of Epgbrethren in Christ which are phras our dear fellow servant, at Colosse. Grace be unto you, who is for you a faithful minis. and peace, from God our Fa-ter of Christ; ther and the Lord Jesus Christ. 8 Who also declared unto us 3 We give thanks to God and your love in the Spirit. the Father of our Lord Jesus 9 For this cause we also, Christ, praying always for you, since the day we heard it, do 4 Since we heard of your faith not cease to pray for you, and in Christ Jesus, and of the love to desire that ye might be fill

. which ye have to all the saints, ed with the knowledge of his 6 For the hope which is laid will in all wisdom and spirit up for you in heaven, whereof ual understanding : ye heard before in the word of 10 That ye might walk worthy he truth of the gospel;

of the Lord unto all pleasing, Which is come unto you, as being fruitful in every good

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Redemption through COLOSSIANS. the blood of Christ. work, and increasing in the sufferings for you, and fill up knowledge of God;

that which is behind of the at. 11 Strengthened with all might, flictions of Christ in my flesh according to his glorious pow- for his body's sake, which is er, unto all patience and long. the church : suffering with joyfulness; 25 Whereof I am made a min

12. Giving, thanks unto the ister, according to the dispen Father, which hath made us sation of God which is given meet to be partakers of the in- to me for you, to fulfil the word heritance of the saints in light of God; 13 Who hath delivered us 26 Even the mystery which from the power of darkness, hath been hid from ages and and hath translated us into the from generations, but now is kingdom of his dear Son: made manifest to his saints :

14 In whom we have redemp-.27 To whom God would make tion through his blood, even the known what is the riches of the forgiveness of sins:

glory of this mystery among 15° Who is the image of the the Gentiles; which is Christ invisible God, the firstborn of in you, the hope of glory: every creature :

28 Whom we preach, warn16 For by him were all things ing every man, and teaching created, that are in heaven, and every man in all wisdom; that that are in earth, visible and in- we may present every man visible, whether they bethrones, perfect in Christ Jesus: or dominions, or principalities, | 29 Whereunto. I also labour, or powers: all things were cre- striving, according to his work ated by him, and for him: ing, which worketh in me

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

CHAPTER 11. 13 And he is the head of the Strailfastness in the fuith urged.

is FOR

would that ye knew beginning, the firstborn from what great conflict I have the dead ; that in all things he for you, and for them at Laodimight have the preeminence. cea, and for as many as have

19 For it pleased the Father not seen my face in the flesh; that in him should all fulness 2 That their hearts might be dwell;

comforted, being knit together 20 And, having made peace in love, and unto all riches of through the blood of his cross, the full assurance of underby him to reconcile all things standing, to the acknowledg, unto himself; by him, I say, ment of the mystery of God, and whether they be things in earth, of the Father, and of Christ; or things in heaven.

3 In whom are hid all the 21 And you, that were some treasures of wisdom and knowltime alienated and enemies in edge. your mind by wicked works, 4 And this I say, lest any man yet now hath he reconciled should beguile you with entic22 In the body of his flesh ing words. through death, to present you 5 For though I be absent in the holy and unblameable and un- flesh, yet am I with you in the reproveable in his sight: spirit, joying and beholding 23 If ye continue in the faith your order, and the steadfastgrounded and settled, and be ness of your faith in Christ. not moved away from the hope 6 As ye have therefore receiv. of the gospel, which ye have ed Christ Jesus the Lord, 60 heard, and which was preach walk ye in him: ed to every creature which is 7 Rooted and built up in him, under heaven; whereof I Paul and stablished in the faith, ag am made a minister;

ye have been taught, abounding 24 Who now rejoice in my therein with thanksgiving.

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Sundry exhortations. COLOSSIANS Duties enjoined. 8 Beware lest any man spoil, the using; after the commandyou through philosophy, and ments and doctrines of men ? vain deceit, after the tradition 23 Which things have indeed of men, atter the rudiments of a shew of wisdom in will-worthe world, and not after Christ. ship, and humility, and neglect

9 For in him dwelleth all the ing of the body; not in any hon. fulness of the Godhead bodily. our to the satisfying of the flesh. 10 And ye are complete in him,

CHAPTER III. which is the head of all princi Sunary duties enjoined. pality and power : 11 In whom also ye are cir. IF yethen be risen with Christ,

seek those things which are cumcised with the circumcision above, where Christ sitteth on made without hands, in putting the right hand of God. off the body of the sins of the 2 Set your affection on things flesh bythe circumcisionof Christ: above, not onthingson the earth. 12 Buried with him in baptism, 3 For ye are dead, and your wherein also ye are risen with life is híd with Christ in God. him through the faith of the 4 When Christ, who is our life, operation of God, who hath shall appear, then shall ye also raised him from the dead. appear with him in glory. 13 And you, being dead in your 6 Mortify therefore your memsins and the uncircumcision of bers which are upon the earth; your flesh, hath he quickened fornication, uncleanness, inor together with him, having for- dinate affection, evil concupisgiven you all trespasses; cence, and covetouisness, which 14 Blotting out the handwri. is idolatry: ting of ordinances that was 6 For which things' sake the against us, which was contrary wrath of God cometh on the to us, and took it out of the children of disobedience: way, nailing it to his cross; 7 In the which ye also walked

15 And having spoiled princi- sometime, when ye lived in them. palities and powers, he made a 8 But now ye also put off all shew of them openly, triumph- these ; anger, wrath, malice, ing over them in it.

blasphemy, filthy communica16 Let no man therefore judge tion out of your mouth. you in meat, or in drink, or in 9 Lie not one to another, seerespect of a holyday, or of the ing that ye have put off the old new moon,or of'the sabbath days: man with his deeds;

17 Which are a shadow of things 10 And have put on the new to come; but the body is of Christ. man, which is renewed in knowl

18 Let no man beguile you of edge after the image of him your reward in a voluntary hu- that created him: mility and worshipping of an 11 Where there is neither gels, intruding into those things Greek ņor Jew, circumcision which he hath not seen, vainly nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, puffed up by his fleshly mind, Scythian, bond nor free: but

19 And not holding the Head, Christ is all, and in all. froin which all the body by 12 Put on therefore, joints and bands having nour- eleet of God, holy and beloved, ishment ministered, and knit bowels of mercies, kindness, together, increaseth with the humbleness of mind, meekness, increase of God.

longsuffering; 20 Wherefore if ye be dead 13 Forbearing one another, and with Christ from the rudiments forgiving one another, if any of the world, why, as though man have a quarrel against living in the world, are ye sub- any: even as Christ forgave ject to ordinances ;

you, so also do ye. 21 Touch not, taste not, handle 14 And above all these things not;

put on charity, which is the 22 Which all are to perish with bond of perfectness.

as the

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