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it to himself a glorious | live long on the earth. church, not having spot or 4 And, ye fathers, pro. wrinkle, or any such thing; voke 110t your children to but that it should be holy and wrath : but bring them up without blemish.

in the nurture and admoni. 28 So ought men to love tion of the Lord. their wives as their own bo- 5 Servants, be obedient dies. He that loveth his to them that are your masters wife, loveth himself. according to the fleih, with

29 For no man ever yet fear and trembling, in singlehated his own flesh; but ness of your heart, as unto nourisheth and cherisheth it, Chrift; even as the Lord the church : 6 Not with eye-service, as

30 For we are members men-pleasers, but as the ferof his body, of his flesh, and vants of Christ, doing the of his bonos.

will of God from the heart

; 31 For this cause shall a 7 With good will doing man leave his father and mo- service, as to the Lord, ther, and shall be joined un- and not to men; to his wife, and they two 8 Knowing that whatso. shall be one flesh.

ever good thing any man 32 This is a great mystery: doeth, the fame ihall he rebut I speak concerning Chrift ceive of the Lord, whether and the church.

he be bond or free. 33 Nevertheless let every

9 And ye mafters, do the one of you in particular fo fame things unto them, forlove his wife even as himself; bearing threatening : knowand the wife see that the re-ing that your Master also is verence her husband. in heaven ; neither is there

respect of persons with him. CHA P. VI.

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and power

of his might. rents in the Lord : for II Put on the whole arthis is right.

mour of God, that ye may 2 Honour thy father and be able to stand against the mother (which is the first wiles of the devil. commandment with pro- 12 For we wrestle not a

gainst flesh and blood, but a3 That it may be well gainst principalities, against with thee, and thou mayest powers, against the rulers of


mise ;

that ut


the darkness of this world, , faints;
against spiritual wickedness 19 And for

me, in high places,

terance may be given unto 13 Wherefore take unto me, that I may open my you the whole armour of mouth boldly, to make God, that ye may be able to known the mystery of the withitand in the evil day; gospel, and having done all, to stand. 20 For which I am an

14 Stand therefore, hav- ambassador in bonds: that ing your loins girt about therein I may speak boldly, with truth, and having on as I ought to speak. the breaft-plate of righteouf- 21 But that



know my affairs, and how I 15 And your feet thod do, Tychicus, a beloved with the preparation of the brother, and faithful minister gospel of peace ;

in the Lord, shall make 16 Above all, taking the known to you all things : field of faith, where with ye

22 Whom I have sent unshall be able to quench all to you for the same purpose, the fiery darts of the wicked. that ye might know our af

17 And take the helmet fairs, and that he might comof salvation, and the sword of | fort your hearts. the Spirit, which is the word 23 Peace be to the breof God:

thren, and love with faith from 18 Praying always with God the Father, and the all prayer and supplication in Lord Jesus Christ. the Spirit, and watching 24 Grace be with all thereunto with all perseve- them that love our Lord Jerance and supplication for all sus Christ infincerity. Amen.

From the Epistle of Paul to the PHILIPPIANS:


2 Grace be unto you,

and CHAP. I.

peace from God our Father, AUL and Timotheus, and from the Lord Jesus

the servants of Jesus Christ. Christ, to all the faints in 3 I thank my God upon Christ Jesus which are at Phi- every remembrance of you, lippi, with the bishops and 4 (Always in every praydeacons :

er of mine for you all making G4


until now;

my bonds :

request with joy,)

13 So that my bonds in 5 For your fellow!hip in Christ are manifeft in all the the gospel from the first day palace, and in all other

places; 6 Being confident of this 14 And many of the very thing, that he which brethren in the Lord waxing hath begun a good work in confident by my bonds, are you, will perform it until the much more bold to speak the day of Jesus Chrift:

word without fear. 7 Even as it is meet for 15 Some indeed preach me to think this of you all, Christ even 'of envy

and because I have you in my strife ; and some also of good heart, inasmuch as both in will: my bonds, and in the defence 16 The one preach Chrift and confirmation of the gof- of contention, not fincerely, pel, ye all are partakers of supposing to add affliction to my grace,

8 For 'God is my record, 17 But the other of love, how greatly I long after you knowing that I am fet for the all in the bowels of Jesus defence of the gospel. Chrift.

18 What then? notwith9 And this I pray, that standing every way, whether your love may abound yet in pretence' or 'in truth, more and more in know. Christ is preached; and I ledge, and in all judgement; therein do rejoice, yea, and

10 That ye may approve will rejoice. things that are excellent ; 19 For I know that this that ye may be sincere, and shall turn to my salvation without offence till the day through your prayer, and the of Chrift;

fupply of the Spirit of Jesus 11 Being filled with the Christ, fruits of righteousness, which 20 According to my earare by Jefus Christ unto the neft expectation, and my glory and praise of God. hope, that in nothing i fhall

12 But I would ye should be ashamed, but that with all understand, brethren, that boldness as always, fo now the things which happened also, Christ shall be magnified unto me have fallen oùt ra-in my body, whether it be by ther unto the furtherance of life or by death. · the gospel;

21 For to me to live is

Christ, for you.

Christ, and to die is gain. 30 Having the same con22 But if I live in the Aict which


saw in me, and flesh, this is the fruit of my now hear to be in me. labour : yet what I shall choose I wot not.

CHAP. II. 23 For I

F there be therefore

any betwixt two

confolation in Christ, if to depart, and to be with any comfort of love, if any Chrift; which is far better : fellowihip of the Spirit, if

24 Nevertheless to abide any bowels and mercies, in the Aesh is more needful 2 Fulfil ye my joy, that

ye be like minded, having 25 And having this con- the fame love, being of one fidence, I know that I shall accord, of one mind. abide and continue with you 3 Let nothing be done all for your furtherance and through strife, or vain glojoy of faith;

ry, but in lowliness of mind 26 That your rejoicing let each esteem other better may be more abundant in Je- than themselves. fus Christ for me, by my

4 Look not every man coming to you again.

on his own things, but every 27 Only let your conver- man also on the things of fation be as it becometh the others, gospel of Christ: that whe- 5 Let this mind be in ther I come and see you, or you which was also in Chrift else be absent, I may hear of Jesus ; your affairs, that ye stand fast Who being in the form in one spirit, with one mind, of God, thought it not robstriving together for the faith bery to be equal with God; of the gospel ;

But made himself of no 28 And in nothing terri- reputation, and took upon fied by your adversaries : him the form of a servant, which is to them an evident and was made in the likeness token of perdition, but to of men; you of salvation, and that of 8 And being found in faGod.

shion as a man, he humbled 29 For unto you it is gi- himself, and became obedient ven in the behalf of Christ, unto death, even the death of not on, to believe on him, the cross. but also to suffer for his 9 Wherefore God also fake;

hath highly exalted him, and


given him a name which is 18 For the fame cause above every name :

also do ye joy, and rejoice 10 That at the name of with me. Jesus every knee should bow, 19 But I trust in the of things in heaven, and Lord Jesus, to send Timothings in earth, and things theus ihortly unto you, that under the earth :

I also may be of good coinII And that every tongue fort when I know your state. should confess, that Jelus 20 For I have no Christ is Lord, to the glory like minded, who will natuof God the Father.

rally care for your state. 12 Wherefore, my belov- 21 For all seek their

own, ed, as ye have always obeyed, not the things which are Jenot as in my presence only, fus Christ's. but now much more in my 22 But ye know the proof absence; work out your own of him, that as a son with the salvation with fear and father, he hath served with trembling

me in the gospel. 13 For it is God which 23 Him therefore I hope to worketh in you, both to send presently, fofoon as I shall will and to do of his good fee how it will go with me. pleasure.

24 But I trust in the Lord, 14 Do all things without that I also myself shall come murmurings and disputings : shortly,

15 That ye may be blame- 25 Yet I supposed it neless and harmless, the sons of cellary to send to you EpaGod, without rebuke, in the phroditus, my brother and midst of a crooked and per- companion in labour, and verse nation, among whom fellow-foldier, but your mefye shine as lights in the senger, and he that ministerworld :


to my wants. 16 Holding forth the 26 For he longed after word of life; that I may you all, and was full of hearejoice in the day of Christ, viness, because that ye had that I have not run in vain, heard that he had been fick. neither laboured in vain. 27 For indeed he was

17 Yea, and if I be offer- fick nigh unto death: but ed upon the sacrifice and ser- God had mercy on him n; vice of your faith, I joy and and not on him only, but on rejoice with you all.

me also, left I should have 8


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