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Sundry precepts COLOSSIANS. and salutations.
15 And let the peace of God with grace, seasoned with salt,
rule
in your hearts, to the

which that ye may know how ye ought
also ye are called in one body; to answer every man.
and be ye thankful.

7 All my state shall Tychicus 16 Let the word of Christ dwell declare unto you, who is a bein you richly in all wisdom; loved brother, and a faithful teaching and admonishing one minister and fellow servant in another in psalms and hymns the Lord : and spiritual songs, singing with 8 Whom I have sent unto you: grace in your hearts to the Lord. for the same purpose, that he

17 And whatsoever ye do in might know your estate, and word or deed, do allin the name comfort your hearts; of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks 9 With Onesimus, a faithful to God and the Father by him. and beloved brother, who is

18 Wives, submit yourselves one of you. They shall make unto your own husbands, as it known unto you all things is fit in the Lord.

which are done here. 19 Husbands, love your wives, 10 Aristarchus my fellow prisand be not bitter against thein. oner saluteth you, and Marcus, 20 Children, obey your parents sister's son to Barnabas, (touchin all things for this is well ing whom ye received compleasing unto the Lord.

mandments if he come unto 21 Fathers, provoke not your you, receive him,) children to anger, lest they be 11 And Jesus, which is called discouraged.

Justus, who are of the circum22 Servants, obey in all things cision. These only are my felyour masters according to the low workers unto the kingdom flesh; not with eyeservice, as of God, which have been a com. menpleasers; but in singleness fort unto me. of heart, fearing God:

12 Epaphras, who is one of 23 And whatsoever ye do, do you, à servant of Christ, sait heartily, as to the Lord, and luteth you, always labouring not unto men;

fervently for you in prayers, 24 Knowing that of the Lord that ye may stand perfect and ye shall receive the reward of complete in all the will of God. the inheritance: for ye serve 13 For I bear him record, that the Lord Christ.

he hath a great zeal for you, 25 But he that doeth wrong and them that are in Laodicea, shall receive for the wrong which and them in Hierapolis. he hath done : and there is no 14 Luke, the beloved physi. respect of persons.

cian, and Demas, greet you. CHAPTER IV.

15 Salute the brethren which are Sundry precepts and salutations. in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and

ASTERS, give unto your the church which is in his house. and equal; knowing that yealso among you, çause that it be read have a Master in heaven. also in the church of the Laodi

2 Continue in prayer, and watch ceans; and that ye likewise read
in the same with thanksgiving; the epistle from Laodicea.
3 Withal praying also for us, 17 And say to Archippus, Take
that God would open unto us heed to the ministry which thou
a door of utterance, to speak hast received in the Lord, that
the mystery of Christ, for which thou fultil it.
I am also in bonds:

18 The salutation by the hand 4 That I may make it mani- of me Paul. Remember my fest, as I ought to speak, bonds. Grace be with you

5 Walk in wisdom toward Amen.
them that are without, redeem- T Written from Rome to thọ
ing
the time.

Colossians by Tychicus and 6 Let your speech be always Onesimus,

The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the :A
THESSALONIANS.

3 CHAPTER J.

Philippi, we were bold in our The power of the gospel. God to speak unto you the gos Panth and Silvanus, and pool of God with much contou. of the Thessalonians which is 3 For our exhortation was not in God the Father and in the of deceit, nor of uncleanness, Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be nor in guile: unto you, and peace, from God 4 But as we were allowed of our Father and the Lord Jesus God to be put in trust with the Christ.

gospel, even so we speak; not 2 We give thanks to God al. as, pleasing men, but God, ways for you all, making men- which trieth our hearts. tion of you in our prayers;

5 For neither at any time used 3 Remembering without ceas- we flattering words, as ye know, ing your work of laith, and labour nor a cloak of covetousness of love, and patience of hope in God is witness : our Lord Jesus Christ, in the 6 Nor of men sought we glory, sight of God and our Father; neither of you, nor yet of others,

4 Knowing, brethren beloved, when we might have been bur your election of God.

densome, as the apostles of Christ 5 For our gospel came not unto 7 But we were gentle among you in word only, but also in you, even as a nurse cherisheth power, and in the Holy Ghost, her children: and in much assurance; as ye 8 So being affectionately des know what manner of men we sirous of you, we were willing were among you for your sake. to have imparted unto you, not 6 And ye became followers of the gospel of God only, but also us, and of the Lord, having re- our own souls, because ye were ceived the word in much afflic- dear unto us. tion, with joy of the Holy Ghost: g For ye remember, brethren, 7 So that ye were ensamples our labour and travail: for lo to all that believe in Macedonia bouring night and day, because and Achaia,

we would not be chargeable 8 For from you sounded out unto any of you, we preached the word of the Lord not only unto you the gospel of God. in Macedonia and Achaia, but 10 Ye are witnesses, and God also in every place your faith to also, how holily and justly and God-ward is ead abroad; 80 unblameably we behaved ours that we need not to speak any selves among you that believe: thing.

11 As ye know how we ex. 9 For they themselves shew of horted and comforted and charge us what manner of entering in ed every one of you, as a father we had unto you, and how ye doth his children, turned to God from idols to serve 12 That ye would walk worthy the living and true God;

of God, who hath called you 10 And to wait for his Son from unto his kingdom and glory. heaven, whom he raised from 13 For this cause also thank the dead, even Jesus, which de- we God without ceasing, be. livered us from the wrath to cause, when ye received the come,

word of God which ye heard CHAPTER IL

of us, ye received it not as the The manner of Paul's preaching. word of men, but, as it is in

OR yourselves, brethren, truth, the word of God, which you, that it was not in vain : that believe. 2 But even after that we had 14 For ye, brethren, became suffered before, and were shame. followers of the churches of fully entreated, as ye know, at God which in Judea are in

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Paul's care for 1. THESSALONIANS. the Thessalonians. Christ Jesus: for ye also have always, desiring greatly to see suffered like things of your own us, as we also to see you : countrymen, even as they have 7 Therefore, brethren, wo of the Jews:

were comforted over you in all 15 Who both killed the Lord our attliction and distress by Jesus, and their own prophets, your faith: and have persecuted us; and 8 For now we live, if ye stand they please not God, and are fast in the Lord. contrary to all men:

9 For what thanks can we ren. 16 Forbidding us to speak to der to God again for you, for all the Gentiles that they inight be the joy wherewith we joy for saved, to fill up their sins al- your sakes before our God; ways: for the wrath is come 10 Night and day praying ex upon them to the uttermost. ceedingly that we might see

17 But we, brethren, being ta- your face, and might perfect ken from you for a short time that which is lacking in your in presence, not in heart, en faith? deavoured the more abundantly 11 Now God himself and our to see your face with great desire. Father, and our Lord Jesus 18 Wherefore we would have Christ, direct our way unto you. come unto you, even | Paul, 12 And the Lord make you to once and again; but Satan hin- increase and abound in loveone dered us.

toward another, and toward all 19 For what is our hope, or joy, men, even as we do toward you : or crown of rejoicing? dre not 13 To the end he may stablish even ye in the presence of our your hearts unblameable in hoLord Jesus Christ at his coming ? liness before God, even our

20 For ye are our glory and Father, at the coming of our joy.

Lord Jesus Christ with all his CHAPTER III.

saints. Paul's care for the Thessalonians.

CHAPTER IV.
we

Exhortation to holiness.
WHEREFORE when

could no longer forbear: FURTHERMORE, then we
we thought it good to be left at
Athens alone;

exhort you by the Lord Jesus, 2 And sent Timotheus, our that as ye have received of us brother, and minister of God, how ye ought to walk and to and our fellow labourer in the please God, so ye would abound gospel of Christ, to establish more and more. you, and to comfort you con 2 For ye know what comcerning your faith:

mandments we gave you by the 3 That no man should be Lord Jesus. moved by these afflictions: for 3 For this is the will of God, yourselves know that we are even your sanctification, that ye appointed thereunto.

should abstain from fornication : 4 For verily, when we were 4 That every one of you should with you, we told you betore know how to possess his vessel that we should suffer tribula- in sanctification and honour; tion; even as it came to pass, 5 Not in the lust of concupisand ye know.

cence, even as the Gentiles
5 For this cause, when I could which know not God :
no longer forbear, I sent to know 6 That no man go beyond and
your faith, lest by some means defraud his brother in any mat-
the tempter have tempted you, ter: because that the Lord is
and our labour be in vain. the avenger of all such, as we

6 But now when Timotheus also have forewarned you and
came from you unto us, and testified.
brought us good tidings of your 7 For God hath not called us
faith and charity, and that ye unto uncleanness, but unto ho
have good remembrance of us liness,

Christ's coming. 1. THESSALONIANS. Sundry precepts. 8 He therefore that despiseth, destruction cometh upon them, despiseth not man, but God, as travail upon a woman with who hath also given unto us his child; and they shall not escape. Holy Spirit.

4 But ye, brethren, are not in 9 But as touching brotherly | darkness, that that day should love ye need not that I write overtake you as a thiet. unto you: for ye yourselves are 5 Ye are all the children of taught of God to love one an- light, and the chiidren ot the other.

day: we are not of the night, 10 And indeed ye do it toward nor of darkness. all the brethren which are in 6 Therefore let us not sleep, all Macedonia: but we beseech as do others; but let us watch you, brethren, that ye increase and be sober. more and more ;

7 For they that sleep sleep in 11 And that ye study to be the night; and they that be quiet, and to do your own busi- drunken are drunken in the night. ness, and to work with your own 8 But let us, who are ot the hands, as we commanded you; day, be sober, putting on the

12 That ye may walk honestly breastplate of faith and love: toward them that are without, and tor a helmet, the hope of and that ye may have lack of salvation. nothing.

9 For God hath not appointed 13 But I would not have you us to wrath, but to obtain salto be ignorant, brethren, con- vation by our Lord Jesus Christ, cerning them which are asleep, 10 Who died for us, that, that ye sorrow not, even as whether we wake or sleep, we others which have no hope. should live together with him.

14 For if we believe that Je 11 Wnerefore comfort your sus died and rose again, even selves together, and edify one an. so then also which sleep in Je other, even as also ye do. Bus will God bring with him. 12 And we beseech you, brethren,

15 For this we say unto you by to know them which labour the word of the Lord, that we ainong you, and are over you in which are alive andremain unto the Lord, and admonish you; the coming ofthe Lord shall not 13 And to esteem them very prevent them which are asleep: highly in love for their work's 16 For the Lord himself shall sake. And be at peace among descend from heaven with a yourselves. shout, with the voice of the 14 Now we exhort you, bretharchangel, and with the trump ren, warn them that are unruly, of God: and the dead in Christ comfort the feebleminded, suyshall rise first:

port the weak, be patient to17 Then we which are alive ward all men. and reinain shall be caught up 15 See that none render evil for together with them in the evil unto any man; but ever folclouds, to meet the Lord in the low that which is good, both air: and so shall we ever be among yourselves, and to all men. with the Lord.

16 Rejoice evermore.. 18 Wherefore comfort one an 17 Pray without ceasing.

u other with these words.

In every thing give thanks: CHAPTER V.

for this is the will of God in The coming of Christ. Christ Jesus concerning you."

19 Quench not the Spirit. sons, brethren, ye have no 20 Despise not prophesyings. need that I write unto you.

Prove all things, hold fast 2 For yourselves know per that which is good. fectly that the day of the Lord 22 Abstain from all appearance so cometh as a thief in the night. of evil. 3 For when they shall say, 23 And the very God of peace Peace and safety, then sudden sanctify you wholly; and I pray

The punishment II. THESSALONIANS. of the wicked. Ged your whole spirit and soul| 27 I charge you by the Lord, and body be preserved blame that this epistle be read unto all less unto the coming ot' our Lord the holy brethren. Jesus Christ.

28 The grace of our Lord Jesus 524 Faithful is he that calleth Christ be with you. Amen. you, who also will do it. 025 Brethren, pray for us. 1 The first epistle unto the Thes, 26 Greet all the brethren with salonians was written from a holy kiss.

Athens.

The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the

THESSALONIANS.
CHAPTER I.

always for you, that our God The punishment of the wicked. would count you worthy of this

motheus, unto the church of pleasure of his goodness, and the Thessalonians in God our the work of faith with power: Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: 12 That the name of our Lord 2 Grace unto you, and peace, Jesus Christ may be glorified in from God our Father and the you, and ye in him, according Lord Jesus Christ.

to the grace of our God and the 3 We are bound to thank God Lord Jesus Christ. always for you, brethren, as it

CHAPTER II. 18 weet, because that your faith A great upostusy foretold.

Now we beseech you, brethCharity of every one of you all ren, by the coming of our toward each other aboundeth; Lord Jesus Christ, and by our 4 So that we ourselves glory in gathering together unto him, you in the churches of God, for 2 That ye be not soon shaken your patience aud faith in all in mind, or be troubled, neither your persecutions and tribula- by spirit, nor by word, nor by tions that ye endure:

letter as from us, as that the 6 Which is a manifest token of day of Christ is at hand. the righteous judgment of God, 3 Let no man deceive you by that ye may be counted worthy any means: for that day shall not of the kingdom of God, for come, except there come a fallwhich ye also suffer:

ing away first, and that man of 6. Seeing it is a righteous thing sin be revealed, the son of perwith God to recompense tribu- dition; lation to them that trouble you; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth 7 And to you who are troubled hiinself above all that is called rest with us, when the Lord God, or that is worshipped, so Jesus shall be reyealed from that he as God sitteth in the heaven with his mighty angels, temple of God, shewing him8 In flaming fire taking venge- self that he is God. ance on them that know not 5 Remember ye not, that, when God, and that obey not the gos- I was yet with you, I told you pel of our Lord Jesus Christ: these things?

9 Who shall be punished with 6 And now ye know what everlasting destruction

from the withholdeth that he might be presence of the Lord, and from revealed in his time. the glory of his power;

7 For the mystery of iniquity 10 When he shall come to be doth already work: only he glorified in his saints, and to be who now letteth will let, until admired in all them that believe he be taken out of the way.

because our testimony among 8 And then shall that Wicked you was believed) in that day. be revealed, whom the Lord v 11 Wherefore also we pray I shall consume with the spirit

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