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Epaphroditus sent. Chap. iii. Avoid false teachers. your faith, I joy and rejoice with not regarding his life to supply. you all.

your lack of service toward me. 18 For the same cause also do

CHAP. III. yejoy and rejoice with me.

To avoid false teachers. 19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus, L'INALLY, my brethren, reto send Timotheus shortly unto I joice in the Lord. To write you, that I also may be of good the same things to you, to me comfort when I know your state. indeed is not grievous, but for

20 For I have no man like-you, it is safe. minded, who will naturally care 2 Beware of dogs, beware of for your state.

evil-workers, beware of the con21 For all seek their own, not cision. the things which are Jesus 3 For we are the circumcision, Christ's.

which worship God in the Spirit, 22 But ye know the proof of and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and him, that, as a son with the fa- have no confidence in the flesh: ther, he hath served with me in 4 Though I might also have the gospel.

confidence in the flesh. If any 23 Him, therefore, I hope to other man thinketh that he hath send presently, so soon as I shall whereof he might trust in the see how it will go with me. flesh, I more:

24 But I trust in the Lord, 5 Circumcised the eighth day, that I also myself shall come of the stock of Israel, of the tribe shortly.

. of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the 25 Yet I supposed it necessary, Hebrews; as touching the law, a to send to you Epaphroditus my Pharisee; brother, and companion in la- 6 Concerning zeal, persecuting bour, and fellow-soldier, but the church; touching the righteyour messenger, and he that ousness which is in the law, ministered to my wants.

blameless. 26 For he longed after you all, 7 But what things were gain to and was full of heaviness, because me, those I counted loss for that ye had heard that he had Christ. been sick.

18 Yea, doubtless, and I count 27 For indeed he was sick all things but loss for the excellennigh unto death: but God had cy of the knowledge of Christ mercy on him: and not on him Jesus my Lord: for whom I only, but on me also, lest I should have suffered the loss of all things, have sorrow upon sorrow. and do count them but dung, that · 28 I sent him, therefore, the I may win Christ, more carefully, that, when ye see. 9 And be found in him, not him again, ye may rejoice, and having mine own righteousness that I may be the less sorrowful. which is of the law, but that

29 Receive him, therefore, in which is through the faith of the Lord, with all gladness, and Christ, the righteousness which hold such in reputation:

is of God by faith; 30 Because for the work of 10 That I may know him, and Christ he was nigh unto death, the power of his resurrection, and

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Avoid carnal Christians. Philippians. General exhortations. the fellowship of his sufferings, body, that it may be fashioned being made conformable unto his like unto his glorious body, acdeath;

cording to the working whereby 11 If by any means I might he is able even to subdue all things attain unto the resurrection of the unto himself. dead.

CHAP. IV. 12 Not as though I had already General exhortations. attained, either were already per THEREFORE, my brethren, fect; but I follow after, if that I 1 dearly beloved and longed may apprehend that for which for, my joy and crown, so stand also I am apprehended of Christ fast in the Lord, my dearly beloJesus.

ved. 13 Brethren, I count not my 2 I beseech Euodias, and beself to have apprehended: but seech Syntyche, that they be of this one thing I do, forgetting the same mind in the Lord. those things which are behind, 3 .And I entreat thee also, true and reaching forth unto those yoke-fellow, help those women things which are before,

which laboured with me in the 14 I press toward the mark, gospel, with Clement also, and for the prize of the high calling of with other my fellow-labourers, God in Christ Jesus.

whose names are in the book of 15 Let us, therefore, as many life. as be perfect, be thus minded; 4. Rejoice in the Lord alway: and if in any thing ye be other- and again I say, Rejoice. wise minded, God shall reveal 5 Let your moderation be even this unto you.

known unto all men. The Lord 16 Nevertheless, whereto welis at hand. have already attained, let us walk 6 Be careful for nothing: but by the same rule, let us mind the in every thing by prayer and supsame thing.

Iplication, with thanksgiving, let 17 Brethren, be followers toge- your requests be made known ther of me, and mark them which unto God. walk so, as ye have us for an en-1.7 And the peace of God, which sample.

passeth all understanding, shall 18 (For many walk, of whom keep your hearts and minds I have told you often, and now through Christ Jesus. tell you even weeping, that they 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoeare the enemies of the cross of ver things are true, whatsoever Christ:

things are honest, whatsoever 19 Whose end is destruction, things are just, whatsoever whose god is their belly, and things are pure, whatsoever whose glory is in their shame, who things are lovely, whatsoever inind earthly things.)

things are of good report; if 20 For our conversation is in there be any virtue, and if there be heaven; from whence also we any praise, think on these things. look for the Saviour, the Lord 9 Those things, which ye have Jesus Christ;

- both learned and received, and 21 Who shall change our vile heard and seen in me, doi and


Paul describeth

Chap. i.

the true Christ. the God of peace shall be with ye sent once and again unto my you.

necessity. 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord 17 Not because I desire a gift: greatly, that now at the last your but I desire fruit that may abound care of me hath flourished again; to your account. wherein ye were also careful, but 18 But I have all, and abound: ye lacked opportunity.

I am full, having received of 11 Not that I speak in respect Epaphroditus the things which of want : for I have learned in were sent from you, an odour of whatsoever state I am therewith to a sweet smell, a sacrifice accept-, · be content.

Jable, well-pleasing to God. 12 I know both how to be aba- 19 But my God shall supply sed, and I know how to abound; all your need, according to his every where, and in all things, I riches in glory, by Christ Jesus. am instructed, both to be full 20 Now, unto God and our and to be hungry, both to abound, Father be glory for ever and ever. and to suffer need.

Amen. 13 I can do all things through 21 Salute every saint in Christ Christ, which strengtheneth me. Jesus. The brethren which are

14 Notwithstanding ye have with me greet you. well done, that ye did communi- 22 All the saints salute you, cate with my affliction.

chiefly they that are of Cesar's 15 Now, ye Philippians, know household. also, that in the beginning of the 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus gospel, when I departed from Christ be with you all. Amen. Macedonia, no church communicated with me, as concerning | It was written to the Philipgiving and receiving, but ye pians from Rome, by Epa. only.

phroditus. 16 For even in Thessalonica,



Ithe Father of our Lord Jesus He describeth the true Christ. Christ, praying always for you, DAUL, an apostle of Jesus 4 Since we heard of your faith

P Christ by the will of God, in Christ Jesus, and of the love and Timotheus our brother, which ye have to all the saints;

2 To the saints and faithful 5 For the hope which is laid brethren in Christ which are at up for you in heaven, whereof ye Colosse: Grace be unto you, and heard before in the word of the peace, from God our Father, and truth of the gospel : the Lord Jesus Christ.

6 Which is come unto you, 3 We give thanks to God and as it is in all the world, and bringa


u a faithful ministrit, have in that in all reborn from the

Christ the bead. Colossians.

Of constancy eth forth fruit, as it doth also in and by him all things consist; yol, since the day ye heard of it, 18 And he is the head of the and knew the grace of God in body, the church; who is the truth:

beginning, the first-born from the 7 As ye also learned of Epa-dead; that in all things he might phras, our dear fellow-servant, have the pre-eminence; who is for you a faithful minister 19 For it pleased the Father, of Christ;

: that in him should all fulness .8 Who also declared unto us dwell: your love in the Spirit.

20 And (having made peace 9 For this cause we also, since through the blood of his cross) by. the day we heard it, do not cease him to reconcile all things unto to pray for you, and to desire that himself; by him, I say, whether ye might be filled with the know-they be things in earth or things ledge of his will in all wisdom and in heaven. spiritual understanding;

21 And you, that were some* 10 That ye might walk worthy time alienated, and enemies in of the Lord unto all pleasing, your mind by wicked works, yet. being fruitful in every good work, now hath he reconciled and increasing in the knowledge 22 In the body of his flesh of God;

through death, to present you 11 Strengthened with all might, holy, and unblameable, and unaccording to his glorious power, reproveable, in his 'sight; unto all patience and long-suffer- 23 If ye continue in the faith

grounded and settled, and be not 12 Giving thanks unto the Fa-moved away from the hope of the ther, which hath made us meet gospel, which ye have heard, and to be partakers of the inheritance which was preached to every creaof the saints in light;

ture which is under heaven: 13 Who hath delivered us from whereof I Paul am made a ministhe power of darkness, and hath ter: translated us into the kingdom of 24 Who now rejoice in my his dear Son;

sufferings for you, and fill up that 14. In whom we have redempti- which is behind of the affliètions on through his blood, even the of Christ in my flesh for his forgiveness of sins;

body's sake, which is the church; *15 Who is the image of the 25. Whereof I am made a mi. invisible God, the first-born of|nister, according to the dispensaevery creature; .

tion of God, which is given to 16 For by him were all things me for you, to fulfil the word of created that are in heaven, and God; that are in earth, visible and invi- 26 Even the mystery, which sible, whether they be thrones, hath been hid from ages, and or dominions, or principalities, from generations, but now is or powers; all things were created made manifest to his saints; Ly him, and for him;

27 To whom God would make 17 And he is before all things,lknown what is the riches of the

11 Strengo his slor long-suffer-groundeaway frore have he unto al proyfulness; unto the Famospel, whicleached to eveheaven

here me first-born of h: 25. Wher, which is tish for that are intere all things tion of according tom made a mi

Paul exhorteth

Chap. ii.

to constancy. glory of this mystery among the and not after Christ: Gentiles, which is, Christ in you,. 9 For in him dwelleth all the the hope of glory:

fulness of the God-head bodily. 28 Whon we preach, warning) 10 And ye are complete in him, every man, and teaching every which is the head of all principali man in all wisdom, that we may ty and power; present every man perfect in 11 In whom also ye are circumChrist Jesus,

cised with the circumcision made 29 Whereunto I also labour, without hands, in putting off the striving according to his work-body of the sins of the flesh by the ing, which worketh in me migh-circumcision of Christ; tily.

| 12 Buried with him in baptism, CHAP. II.

wherein also ye are risen with him Exhortations to constancy, through the faith of the operation TOR I would that ye knew of God, who hath raised him

what great conflict I have for from the dead. : you, and for them at Laodicea, 13 And you, being dead in and for as many as have not seen your sins and the uncircumcision my face in the flesh,

of your flesh, hath he quickened 2 Thát their hearts might be together with him, having forgicomforted, being knit together ven you all trespasses; in love, and unto all riches of. 14 Blotting out the hand-writhe full assurance of understand-sting of ordinances that was against ing, to the acknowledgment of us, which was contrary to us, the mystery of God, and of the and took it out of the way, nailing Father, and of Christ;

it to his cross; 3 In whom are hid all the trea- 15 And, having spoiled princisures of wisdom and knowledge. palities and powers, he made a

4 And this I say, lest any man shew of them openly, triumphing should beguile you with enticing over them in it. words.

116 Let no man therefore, judge 5 For though I be absent in the you, in meat or in drink, or in flesh, yet am I with you in the respect of an holy-day, or of the spirit, joying and beholding your new-moon, or of the sabbathorder, and the stedfastness of\days; . your faith in Christ. : . I 17 Which are a shadow of

6 As ye have therefore received things to come; but the body is Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye of Christ. in him ;

| 18 Let no man beguile you of 7 Rooted and built up in him, your reward in a voluntary huand stablished in the faith, as ye mility and worshipping of angels, have been taught, abounding intruding into those things which therein with thanksgiving. The hath not seen, vainly puffed

8 Beware lest any man spoil up by his fleshly mind; you through philosophy and vain 19 And not holding the head, cleceit, after the tradition of men, from which all the body, by. after the rudiments of the world, joints and bands, having nourish,

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