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Of the incestuous person. II. CORINTHIANS, Our sufficiency of God. love which I have more abun- | 15 For we are unto God a dantly unto you.

sweet savour of Christ, in them 5 But if any have caused that are saved, and in them grief, he hath not grieved me, that perish : but in part: that I may not 16 To the one we are the sa. overcharge you all.

vour of death unto death; and 6 Sufficient to such a man is to the other the savour of life this punishment, which was unto life. And who is sufficient inflicted of many.

for these things? 1 So that contrariwise yo 17 For we are not as many, ought rather to forgive him, and which corrupt the word of comfort him, lest perhaps such | God: but as of sincerity, but a one should be swallowed up as of God, in the sight of God with overmuch sorrow.

speak we in Christ. 8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your

CHAPTER III. love toward him.

1 Lest their false teachers should charge him

with vainglory, he sheweth the faith and 9 For to this end also did I

graces of the Corinthians to be a sufficient write, that I might know the commendation of his ministry. 7 He com

pareth the ministration of the law and of the proof of you, whether ye be gospel ; 12 and proveth ihat his ministry is obedient in all things.

80 far the more excellent, as the gospel of life

and liberty is more glorious than ihe law of 10 To whom ye forgive any condemnation. thing, I forgive also: for if I O we begin again to com. forgave any thing, to whom I mend ourselves ? or need forgave it, for your sakes for- we, as some others, epistles of gave I it in the person of Christ; commendation to you, or letters

11 Lest Satan should get an of commendation from you? advantage of us : for we are 2 Ye are our epistle written not ignorant of his devices.

in our hearts, known and read 12 Furthermore, when I came of all men: to Troas to preach Christ's gos- 3 Forasmuch as ye are mani. pel, and a door was opened unto festly declared to be the episme of the Lord,

tle of Christ ministered by us, 13 I had no rest in my spirit, written not with ink, but with because I found not Titus my the Spirit of the living God; brother; but taking my leave not in tables of stone, but in of them, I went from thence fleshy tables of the heart. into Macedonia.

4 And such trust have we 14 Now thanks be unto God, through Christ to God-ward : which always causeth us to 5 Not that we are sufficient triumph in Christ, and maketh of ourselves to think any thing manifest the savour of his as of ourselves; but our suffi. knowledge by us in every ciency is of God; place.

6 Who also hath made us

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The gospel ministration. CHAPTER IV. Paul's preaching able ministers of the new tes- 16 Nevertheless, when it shall tament; not of the letter, but turn to the Lord, the vail shall of the spirit: for the letter kill.

be taken away. eth, but the spirit giveth life. 17 Now the Lord is that Spi.

7 But if the ministration of rit: and where the Spirit of death, written and engraven the Lord is, there is liberty. in stones, was glorious, so that 18 But we all, with open the children of Israel could not face beholding as in a glass the steadfastly behold the face of glory of the Lord, are changed Moses for the glory of his into the same image from glocountenance; which glory was ry to glory, even as by the Spi. to be done away;

rit of the Lord. 8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather

CHAPTER IV. glorious ?

1 He declareth how he hath used all sincerity and

diligence in preaching the gospel ; 7 and how 9 For if the ministration of

the troubles and persecutions which he daily condemnation be glory, much

endured for the same did redound to the praise

of God's power, 12 to the benefit of the church, more doth the ministration of

16 and to the apostle's own eternal glory. righteousness exceed in glory. THEREFORE, seeing

10 For even that which was have this ministry, as made glorious had no glory in have received mercy, we faint this respect, by reason of the not; glory that excelleth.

2 But have renounced the 11 For if that which is done hidden things of dishonesty, away was glorious, much more not walking in craftiness, nor that which remaineth is glori- handling the word of God de

ceitfully; but, by manifestation 12 Seeing then that we have of the truth, commending oursuch hope, we use great plain selves to every man's conscience ness of speech :

in the sight of God. 13 And not as Moses, which 3 But if our gospel be hid, it put a vail over his face, that is them that are lost: the children of Israel could not 4 In whom the god of this steadfastly look to the end of world hath blinded the minds that which is abolished: of them which believe not,

14. But their minds were lest the light of the glorious blinded : for until this day re- gospel of Christ, who is the maineth the same vail untaken image of God, should shine un. away in the reading of the old

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to them. testament; which vail is done 5 For we preach not ourselves,

but Christ Jesus the Lord; and 15 But even unto this day, ourselves your servants for Jewhen Moses is read, the vail sus' sake. is upon their heart.

6 For God, who commanded

away in Christ.

Paul's support

in affliction. the light to shine out of dark. man perish, yet the inward ness, hath shined in our hearts, man is renewed day by day. to give the light of the know- 17 For our light affliction, ledge of the glory of God in which is but for a moment, the face of Jesus Christ. worketh for us a far more ex.

7 But we have this treasure ceeding and eternal weight of in earthen vessels, that the ex. glory; cellency of the power may be

18 While we look not at of God, and not of us.

the things which are seen, but 8 We are troubled on every at the things which are not side, yet not distressed; we seen: for the things which are are perplexed, but not in de

seen are temporal; but the spair;

things which are not seen are 9 Persecuted, but not forsa- eternal. ken; cast down, but not destroyed;

CHAPTER V. 10 Always bearing about in

1 In his hope of immortality, and in expecta

tion of it, and of the general judgment, he the body the dying of the Lord laboureth to keep a good conscience ; 12 not Jesus, that the life also of Je.

that he may herein boast of himself, 14 but

having received life from Christ, he ender sus might be made manifest in voureth to live as a nero creature to Christ our body.

only, 18 and by his ministry of reconcilia

tion to reconcile others also in Christ to 11 For we which live are God. alway delivered unto death for OR we know that, if our Jesus' sake, that the life also earthly house of this taberof Jesus might be made mani. nacle were dissolved, we have fest in our mortal flesh. a building of God, a house not

12 So then death worketh made with hands, eternal in in us, but life in you.

the heavens. 13 We having the same spi

2 For in this we groan, ear. rit of faith, according as it is nestly desiring to be clothed written, I believed, and there. upon with our house which is fore have I spoken; we also from heaven: believe, and therefore speak; 3 If so be that being clothed

14 Knowing that he which we shall not be found naked. raised up the Lord Jesus shall 4 For we that are in this taraise up us also by Jesus, and bernacle do groan, being burshall present us with you. dened: not for that we would

15 For all things are for your be unclothed, but clothed upsakes, that the abundant grace on, that inortality might be might through the thanksgiv. swallowed up of life. ing of many redound to the 5 Now he that hath wrought glory of God.

us for the selfsame thing is 16 For which cause we faint God, who also hath given un. not; but though our outward | to us the earnest of the Spirit.



Our reconciliation

by Christ. 6 Therefore we are always con- selves, but unto him which fident, knowing that, whilst died for them, and rose again. we are at home in the body, 16 Wherefore henceforth know we are absent from the Lord:

we no man after the flesh: yea, 7 For we walk by faith, not though we have known Christ by sight:

after the flesh, yet now henceg We are confident, I say, forth know we him no more. and willing rather to be absent 17 Therefore if any man be from the body, and to be pre- | in Christ, he is a new creature: sent with the Lord.

old things are passed away; 9 Wherefore we labour, that, behold, all things are become whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. 18 And all things are of God, 10 For we must all appear who hath

who hath reconciled us to before the judgment seat of himself by Jesus Christ, and Christ; that every one may hath given to us the ministry receive the things done in his of reconciliation; body, according to that he 19 To wit, that God was in hath done, whether it be good Christ, reconciling the world or bad.

unto himself, not imputing 11 Knowing therefore the ter- | their trespasses unto them ; ror of the Lord, we persuade and hath committed unto us men; but we are made mani- the word of reconciliation. fest unto God; and I trust 20 Now then we are ambas. also are made manifest in your sadors for Christ, as though consciences.

God did beseech you by us: 12 For we commend not our

we pray you in Christ's stead, selves again unto you, but be ye reconciled to God. give you occasion to glory on 21 For he hath made him to our behalf, that ye may have be sin for us, who knew no sin; somewhat to answer them

that we might be made the which glory in appearance, righteousness of God in him. and not in heart.

CHAPTER VI. 13 For whether we be beside

1 He approveth himself a faithful minister of ourselves, it is to God: or whe- Christ, by his exhortations, 3 and by integrity

of life, 4 und by patiently enduring all kinds ther we be sober, it is for your

of affliction and disgrace for the gospel. 10 Of which he speaketh the more boldly, be

cause his heart is open to them, 13 and he 14 For the love of Christ con

expecteth the like affection from them; 14 he straineth us; because we thus exhorteth them to flee the society and pollu

tions of idolaters, as being themselves temples judge, that if one died for all,

of the living God. then were all dead:

E then, as workers toge. 15 And that he died

ther with h

him, beseech that they which live should you also that ye receive not not henceforth live unto them the grace of God in vain.



Paul's faithfulness

in the ministry. 2 (For he saith, I have heard the same, (I speak as unto my thee in a time accepted, and children,) be ye also enlarged. . in the day of salvation have I 14 Be ye not unequally yoked succoured thee: behold, now together with unbelievers : for is the accepted time; behold, what fellowship hath rightnow is the day of salvation.)

with unrighteous. 3 Giving no offence in any ness? and what communion thing, that the ministry be not hath light with darkness? blamed:

15 And what concord hath 4 But in all things approving Christ with Belial ? or what ourselves as the ministers of part hath he that believeth God, in much patience, in af- with an infidel? flictions, in necessities, in dis- 16 And what agreement hath tresses,

the temple of God with idols ? 5 In stripes, in imprisonments, for ye are the temple of the in tumults, in labours, in watch. | living God; as God hath said, ings, in fastings;

I will dwell in them, and walk 6 By pureness, by knowledge, in them; and I will be their by longsuffering, by kindness, God, and they shall be my by the Holy Ghost, by love people. · unfeigned,

17 Wherefore come out from 7 By the word of truth, by the among them, and be ye sepapower of God, by the armour rate, saith the Lord, and touch of righteousness on the right not the unclean thing; and I hand and on the left,

will receive you, 8 By honour and dishonour, 18 And will be a Father un. by evil report and good report: to you, and ye shall be my sons as deceivers, and yet true; and daughters, saith the Lord

9 As unknown, and yet well Almighty. known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not


1 He exhorteth them to purity of life, and to killed;

bear him like affection as he doth to them. 3 10 As sorrowful, yet alway Whereof lest he might seem to doubl, he de

clareth what comfort he received in his afflic. rejoicing; as poor, yet mak

tions, by the report which Titus gave of the ing many rich; as having no- godly sorrow his former epistle had wrought

in them, 13 and of their lovingkindness and thing, and yet possessing all things.

AVING therefore these 11 0 ye Corinthians, our promises, dearly beloved, mouth is open unto you, our let us cleanse ourselves from heart is enlarged.

all filthiness of the flesh and 12 Ye are not straitened in spirit, perfecting holiness in us, but ye are straitened in the fear of God. your own bowels.

2 Receive us; we have wrong. 13 Now for a recompense in ed no man, we have corrupted

obedience towards Titus.


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