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The sufferings of Paul: II. CORINTHIANS. His apostleship comunended. 13 For such are false apostles, deceitful
CHAP. XII. workers, transforming themselves into the Ijs not expedient for me doubties to
to 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is velations of the Lord. transformed into an angel of light.
2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot ministers also be transformed as the minis-tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot ters of righteousness; whose end shall be tell : God knoweth ;) such a one caught according to their works.
up to the third heaven. 16 I say again, Let no man think me a 3 And I knew such a man, (whether in fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: me, that I may boast myself
a little. God knoweth ;) 17 That which I speak, I speak it not 4 How that he was caught up into paraafter the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in dise, and heard unspeakable words, which this confidence of boasting.
it is not lawful for a man to utter. 18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, 5 Of such a one will I glory : yet of I will glory also.
myself I will not glory, but in mine inim19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye ities. yourselves are wise.
6 For though I would desire to glory, I 20 For ye suffer, if a man bring you into shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: bondage, if a man devour you, if a man but now I forbear, lest any, man should take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a think of me above that which he seeth me man smite you on the face.
to be, or that he heareth of me. 21 I speak as concerning reproach, as 7 And lest I should be exalted above though we had been weak. How beit, measure through the abundance of the rewhereinsoever any is bold, (I speak fool- velations, there was given to me a thom ishly) I am bold also.
in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buttet 22 Are they Hebrews ? so am I. Are me, lest I should be exalted above measure. they Israelites ? so am I. Are they the 8 For this thing I besought the Lord seed of Abraham ? so am I.
thrice, that it might depart from me. 23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I 9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufspeak as a fool).I am more ; in labours ficient for thee: for my strength is made more abundant, in stripes above measure, perfect in weakness. Most gladly therein prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. fore will I rather glory in my infirmities,
24 Of the Jews five times received I that the power of Christ may rest upon me. forty stripes save one.
10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirm25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once ities, in reproaches, in necessities, in perwas I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, secutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: a night and a day I have been in the deep; for when I am weak, then am I strong.
26 In journeyings often, in perils of wa- 11 I am become a fool in glorying; ye ters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine have compelled me : for I ought to have own countrymen, in perils by the hcathen, been commended of you: for in nothing in perils in the city, in perils in the wil- am I behind the very chiefest apostles, derness, in perils in the sea, in perils among though I be nothing. false brethren;
12 Truly the signs of an apostle mere 27 In weariness and painfulness, in wrought among you in all patience, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds. sastings often, in cold and nakedness. 13 For what is it wherein ye were in.
28 Besides those things that are with-ferior to other churches, except i be that I out, that which cometh upon me daily, the myself was not burdensome to you? for. care of all the churches.
give me this wrong. 29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? 14 Behold, the ihird time I am ready to who is offended, and I burn not? come to you; and I will not be burden
30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of some to you; for I seek not yours, but you. he things which concern mine infirmities. For the children ought not to lay up for the
31 The God and Father of our Lord parents, but the parents for the children. Jesus Christ, which is blessed for ever- 15 And I will very gladly spend and be more, knoweth that I lie not.
you; though the more abundan:32' In Damascus the governor under lý I love you, the less I be loved. Aretas the king kept the city of the Dama- 16 But be it so, I did not burden you : scenes with a garrison, desirous to appre- nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you hend me :
with guile. 33 And through a window in a basket 17 °Did I make a gain of you by any of was I let down by the wall, and escaped them whom I sent unto you? his hands.
18 I desired Titus, and with him I sent a
Obstinate sinners threatened. CHA?. I. Paul marvels at the Galatians. brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? we shall live with him by the power of walked we not in the same spirit? walked God toward you. we not in the same steps?
5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be 19 Again, think ye that we excuse our in the faith ; prove your own selves. Know selves unto you? we speak before God in ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ : but we do all things, dearly be- Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? loved, for your edifying.
6 But I trust that ye shall know that we 20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall are not reprobates. not find you such as I would, and that I 7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; shall be found unto you such as ye would not that we should appear approved, but not: lestthere be debates, envyings,wraths, that ye should do that which is honest, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swell though we be as reprobates. ings, tumults:
8 For we can do nothing against the 21 And lest, when I come again, my truth, but for the truth. God will humble me among you, and that 9 For we are glad, when we are weak, I shall bewail many which have sinned al- and ye are strong: and this also we wish, ready, and have not repented of the un- even your perfection. cleanness, and fornication, and lascivious- 10 Therefore I write these things being ness, which they have committed. absent, lest being present I should use CHAP. XIII.
sharpness, according to the power which THIS
of and destruction. witnesses shall every word be established. 11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be per
? I told you before, and foretell you, as fect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, if I were present, the second time, and live in peace; and the God of love and being absent now I write to them which peace shall be with you. heretofore have sinned, and to all other, 12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. that, if I come again, I will not spare : 13 All the saints salute you.
3 Since ye seek a proof of Christ speak- 14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, ing in me, which to you-ward is not weak, and the love of God, and the communion but is mighty in you.
of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. 4 For though he was crucified through The second epistle to the Corinthians weakness, yet he liveth by the power of was written from Philippi, a city of God. For we also are weak in him, but! Macedonia, by Titus and Lucas.
THIS is the third time lam coming to the Lordo batean
given me to edification,
1 The Epistle of PAUL,the Apostle, to the GALATIANS. CHAP. I.
you than that
have received, let him be DAUL, an apostle, (not of men, neither accursed.
but by Jesus Christ, and 10 For do I now persuade men, or God the Father, who raised him from the God? or do I seek to please men ? for if I dead ;)
yet pleased men, I should not be the ser2 And all the brethren which are with vant of Christ. me, unto the churches of Galatia :
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the 3 Grace be to you, and peace from God gospel which was preached of me is not the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, after man:
4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he 12 For I neither received it of man, might deliver us from this present evil neither was I taught it, but by the revelaworld, according to the will of God and tion of Jesus Christ. our Father:
13 For ye have heard of my conversa5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. tion in time past in the Jews' religion, hon Amen.
that beyond measure I persecuted the 6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed church of God, and wasted it; from him that called you into the grace of 14 And profited in the Jews' religion Christ, unto another gospel :
above many my equals in mine own na7 Which is not another; but there be tion, being more exceedingly zealous of some that trouble you, and would pervert the traditions of my fathers. the gospel of Christ.
15 But when it pleased God, who sepa8 But though we, or an angel from hea- rated me from my mother's womb, and ven, preach any other gospel unto you than called me by his grace, that which we have preached unto you, let 16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might him be accursed.
preach him among the heathen; immedi9 As we said before, so say I now again, lately I conferred not with flesh and blood: If any man preach any other gospel unto? 17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to Of justification by faith. GALATIANS. Believers are justified. thein which were apostles before me: but James, he did eat with the Gentiles : but I went into Arabia, and returned again when they were come, he withdrew, and unto Damascus.
separated himself, fearing tbem which 18 Then after three years I went up to were of the circumcision. Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode frith 13 And the other Jews dissembled likebim fifteen days.
wise with him; insomuch that Barnabas 19 But other of the apostles saw I none, also was carried away with their dissimusave Jarnes the Lord's brother.
lation. 20 Now the things which I write unto 14 But when I saw that they walked you, behold, before God, I lie not. not uprigbtly according to the truth of the
21 Afterwarıls I came into the regions gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, of Syria and Cilicia ;
If thou, being a Jew, livest after the man22 And was unknown by face unto the ner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, churches of Judea which were in Christ: why compellest thou the Gentiles to live
23 But they had heard only, That he as do the Jews? which persecuted us in times past, nowi 15 We who are Jews by nature, and preacheth the faith which once he de- not sinners of the Gentiles, stroyed.
16 Knowing that a man is not justified 24 And they glorified God in me. by the works of the law, but by the faith CHAP. II.
of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in THE (WHEN fourteen years after I went up Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by
again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, the faith of Christ, and not by the works and took Titus with me also.
of the law : for by the works of the las 2 And I went up by revelation, and com- shall no flesh be justified. municated unto them that gospel which I 17 But if, while we seek to be justified preach among the Gentiles, but privately by Christ, we ourselves also are found sin. to them which were of reputation, lest by ners, is therefore Christ the minister of any means I should run, or had run,in vain. sin? God forbid.
3 But neither Titus, who was with me, 18 For if I build again the things which being a Greek, was compelled to be cir- I destroyed, I make myself a transgresor. cumcised:
19 For I through the law am dead to 4 And that because of false brethren the law, that I might live unto God. unawares brought in, who came in privily 20 I am crucified with Christ: peren to spy out our liberty which we have in theless, I live ; yet not I, but Christ livet Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into in me: and the life which I now live in the bondage :
Aesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God 5 To whom we gave place by subjec- who loved me, and gave himself for me. tion, no, not for an hour ; that the truth of 21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: the gospel might continue with you. for if righteousness come by the law, thea
6 But of those, who seemed to be some- Christ is dead in vain. what, whatsoever they were, it maketh
CHAP. III. persoanter for me. Gehe secepteth no moanes O Fitches Hoc ahatians' hobia batbobet what, in conference added nothing to me : the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ
7 But contrariwise, when they saw that hath been evidently set forth, crucized the gospel of the uncircumcision was com- among you? mitted unto me, as the gospel of the cir- 2 This only would I learn of you, Recumcision was unto Peter;
ceived ye the Spirit by the works of the 8 (For he that wrought effectually in law, or by the hearing of faith? Peter to the apostleship of the circum- 3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the cision, the same was mighty in me toward Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? the Gentiles :)
4 Have ye suffered so many things in 9 And when James, Cephas, and John, vain? if it be yet in vain. who seemed to be pillars, perceived the 5 He therefore that ministereth to you grace that was given unto me, they gave the Spirit, and worketh miracles among to me and Barnabas the right hands of fel- you, doeth he it by the works of the law, lowship; that we should go unto the hea- or hy the hearing of faith? then, and they unto the circumcision. 6. Even as Abraham believed God, and
10 Only they would that we should re- it was accounted to him for righteousness. meinber the poor; the same which I also 7 Know ye therefore, that they which was forward to do.
are of faith, the same are the children of 11 But when Peter was come to Anti-Abraham. och, I withstood him to the face, because 8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God he was to be blamed.
would justify the heathen through faith, 12 For,before that certain came from preached before the gospel unto Abrabam,
law in the sight of God, it is evident? for, N say, That the heir
, as long as
Believers blessed with Abraham. CHAP. IV. Christ frees from the law. raying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.], 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek,
9 So then they which be of faith are there is neither bond nor free, there is blessed with faithful Abraham.
neither male nor female : for ye are all 10 For as many as are of the works of one in Christ Jesus. the law, are under the curse : for it is 29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye written, Cursed is every one that con- Abraham's secd, and heirs according to the tinueth not in all things which are written promise. in the book of the law to do them.
CHAP. IV. 11 the TOWI
he is a child, differeth nothing froma The just shall live by faith.
a servant, though he be lord of all; 12 And the law is not of faith: but, The 2 But is under tutors and governors man that doeth them shall live in them. until the time appointed of the father.
13 Christ hath redeemed us from the 3 Even so we, when we were children, curse of the law, being made a curse for were in bondage under the elements of the us : for it is written, Cursed is every one world : that hangeth on a tree :
4 But when the fulness of the time was 14 That the blessing of Abraham might come, God sent forth his Son, made of a come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; woman, made under the law, that we might receive the promise of the 5 To redeem them that were under the Spirit through faith.
law, that we might receive the adoption of 15 Brethren, I speak after the manner sons. of men; Though it be but a man's cove- 6 And because ye are sons, God hath nant, yet if it be confirmed, no man dis- sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your annulleth or addeth thereto.
hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 16 Now to Abraham and his seed were 7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, the promises made. He saith not, And to but a son; and if a son, then an heir of seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to God through Christ. thy seed, which is Christ.
8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not 17 And this I say, That the covenant that God, ye did service unto them which by was confirmed before of God in Christ, nature are no gods. the law, which was four hundred and thirty 9 But now, afterthatye have known God, years after, cannot disannul, that it should or rather are known of God, how turn ye make the promise of none effect. again to the weak and beggarly elements,
18 For if the inheritance be of the law, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage it is no more of promise : but God gave it 10 Ye observe days, and months, and to Abraham by promise.
times, and years. 19 Wherefore then serveth the law ? It 11 'I am afraid of you, lest I have bewas added because of transgressions, till stowed upon you labour in vain. the seed should come to whom the promise 12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; was made; and it was ordained by angels for I am as ye are : ye have not injured me in the band of a mediator.
at all. 20 Now,a mediator is not mediator of 13 Ye know how through infirmity of one ; but God is one.
the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at 21 Is the law then against the promises the first. of God? God forbid : for if there had been 14 And my temptation which was in a law given which could have given life, my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected ; verily righteousness should have been by but received me as an angel of God, even the law.
as Christ Jesus. 22 But the scripture hath concluded all 15 Where is then the blessedness under sin, that the promise by faith of Je- spake of? for I bear you record, that if it sus Christ might be given to them that had been possible, ye would have plucked believe.
out your own eyes, and have given them 23 But before faith came, we were kept to me. under the law, shut up unto the faith which 16 Am I therefore become your enemy should afterwards be revealed.
because I tell you the truth? 24 Wherefore the law was our school- 17 They zealously affect you, brat net master to bring us unto Christ, that we well ; yea, they would exclude you, that might be justified by faith.
ye might affect them. 25 But after that faith is come, we are 18 But it is good to he zealously affectno longer under a school-master. ed always in a good thing, and not only
26 For ye are all the children of God when I am present with you. by faith in Christ Jesus.
19 My little children, of whom I travail 27 For as many of you as have been in birth again, until Christ be formed baptized into Christ, have put on Christ. lin you,
ye of you
7nc libcrty of the gospel. GALATIANS. Deal mildly with offenders.
20 I desire to be present with you now, 11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach cirand to change my voice; for I stand in doubi cumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution?
then is the offence of the cross ceased. 21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under 12 I would they were even cut off wbich the law, do ye not hear the law?
22 For it is written, that Abraham had 13 For, brethren, ye have been called two sons; the one by a bond-maid, the unto liberty; only use not liberty for an other by a free-woman.
occasion to the flesh, but by love serveuse 23 But he who was of the bond-woman, another. was born after the flesh; but he of the 14 For all the law is fulfilled in coe free-woman was by promise.
word, even in this, Thou shalt love the 24 Which things are an allegory: for neighbour as thyself. these are the two covenants; the one froni 15 But if ye bile and derour one anothe mount Sinai, which gendereth to bond- ther, take heed that ye be not consumed age, which is Agar.
one of another. 25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Ara- 16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, bia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. is, and is in bondage with her children. 17 For the desh lusteth against the Spi
26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, rit, and the Spirit against The flesh: and which is the mother of us all.
these are contrary the one to the other; so 37 For it is written, Rejoice, thou bar- that ye cannot do the things that ye would. ren that bearest not; break forth and cry, 18 But if ye be led by the Spirit, ye are thou that travailest not: for the desolate not under the law. hath many more children than she which 19 Now the works of the flesh are manihath a husband.
fest, which are these, Adultery, fornication, 28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are uncleanness, lasciviousness, the children of promise.
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, vari29 But as then be that was born after ance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, the flesh persecuted bim that was born after heresies, the Spirit, even so it is now.
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, re30 Nevertheless, what saith the scrip- vellings, and such like: of the wbich I tell ture? Cast out the bond-woman and her you before, as I have also told you in tine son: for the son of the bond-woman shall past, that they which do such things shall not be heir with the son of the free-woman. Inot inherit the kingdom of God.
31 So then, brethren, we are not chil- 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, jne, dren of the bond-woman, but of the free. peace, long-suffering, gentleness, good. CHAP. V.
ness, faith, STAND fast therefore in the liberty 23 Meekness, temperance: against such and be not entangled again with the yoke 24 And they that are Christ's bare enof bondage.
cified the flesh, with the affections and luste. 2 Behold, I Paul
say unto you, that if ye 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also be circumcised, Christ shall profit you walk in the Spirit. nothing.
26 Let us not be desirous of vain-glory, 3 For I testify again to every man that provoking one another, envying one anois circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the ther. whole law.
whosoever of you are justified by the law; a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore ye are fallen from grace.
such a one in the spirit of meekness; con5 For we through the Spirit wait for the sidering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. hope of righteousness by faith.
2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and 6 For in Jesus Christ neither circum- so fulfil the law of Christ. cision availeth any thing, nor uncircum- 3 For if a man think himself to be somecision; but faith which worketh by love. thing, when he is nothing, he deceiveth
7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you himself. that ye should not obey the truth?
4 But let every man prove his own 8 This persuasion cometh not of him work, and then shall he have rejoicing in that calleth you.
himself alone, and not in another. 9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole 5 For every man shall bear his own
burden. 10 I have confidence in you through the Let him that is taught in the word, Lord, that ye will be none otherwise communicate unto him that teacheth in all minded: but he that troubleth you shall good things. bear his judgment, whosoever he be. 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked :