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Col. iii. 9.
which was corrupted by its deceitful lusts; 22 and must be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new manhood, which is created by God in justification, and in the holiness of the truth. 23 Wherefore, putting away falsehood, speak ye every one truth to his neighbour: for we are members one of another. 24 Are ye angered ? yet, sin mot: let not the sun go down upon your anger; neither make place for the devil: 25 let him who hath stolen, steal no more, but rather let him labour; gaining by his hands that which is good, that he may be able to impart to him who hath need : 26 let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but such only as is good for improving the occasion; that it may minister grace to the hearers: 27 and grieve not the holy Spirit of God, by which ye are sealed against the day of redemption : 28 let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, together with all malice : 29 be ye kind one to another, tender hearted; forgiving one another, even as God, in Christ, hath forgiven us.
BE ye, therefore, imitators of God, as His beloved children; 2 and walk in love, even as Christ loved us, and gave himself, for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God, for a sweet smelling savour. 3 But, let not fornication, or any uncleanness, or covetousness, be even named among you, as becometh saints; 4 nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor wanton jesting, which things are not fitting; but rather, giving of thanks. 5 For this ye well know, that no fornicator, or unclean person, or covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of the Christ, and of God. 6 Let no one deceive you with vain words; for, because of these things the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: 7 be not ye, therefore, jointpartakers with them: 8 for, ye were formerly darkness; but, now that ye are light in the Lord, walk as children of light: 9 (for, the fruit of the light is in all goodness, and justification, and truth;) 10 proving what is acceptable to the Lord : 11 and have no fellowship
Col. iii. 15.
with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them ; 12 for, it is shameful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret: 13 but, all things that are exposed, are made manifest by the light: for, whatsoever maketh manifest is light: 14 according to that which he saith, “Awake” thou that sleepest, and “arise” from the dead, and Christ will shine on thee. 15 Look diligently, then, how ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise; redeeming the time, because the days are evil: 16 therefore, be ye not mindless, but consider what the will of our Lord is: 17 and be not drunken with wine, in which is excess; but be ye filled with the Spirit, 18 speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs; singing and making melody in your heart, to the Lord; 19 giving thanks always, for all things, to our God and Father, in the name of our Lord Christ Jesus: 20 submitting yourselves one to another, in the fear of Christ: 21 the wives, to their own husbands, as to the Lord ; 22 for, the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also, who is the head of the
church, is himself the saviour 1 cor. xi. 2, 3.
of the body: 23 as, therefore, the church is subjected to Christ, so are the wives to their husbands, in every thing. 24 Ye husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 25 that he might sanctify and cleanse it by his word, as by the washing of water; 26 that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish: 27 so ought men to love their wives, as their own bodies; he who loveth his wife, loveth himself: 28 for, no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord loveth and cherisheth the church ; for we are members of his body:
29 according to that which is Gen. ii. 24.
said, “a man shall leave his “father and mother, and be “joined to his wife, and they “ two shall be one flesh :”
30 this mystery is great; I speak with respect to Christ and the church :
31 but do ye, each, love his wife even as himself; and let the wife see, that she reverence her husband.
CHAPTER VI. HILDREN, obey your
parents: for this is right. 2 “Honour thy father and “ mother,” (which is the first commandment with promise,) 3 “ that it may be well “ with thee, and that thou “mayest live long on the “ earth :” 4 and, ye fathers, provoke not your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline, and admonition of the Lord: 5 ye servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and awe, in singleness of your heart, as to the Christ; 6 not with eye-service, as men-pleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; 7 with good-will doing them service, as to the Lord, and not to man : 8 knowing, that whatever good thing each shall do, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he be bond or free : 9 and, ye masters, do the same to them, forbearing threatening; knowing, that both their and your Master is in heaven, and there is no respect of persons with him. 10 Finally, be strong in the
Lord, and in the power of his might: 11 putye on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the devices of the devil. 12 For your conflict is not against flesh and blood only, but against principalities, against authorities, against the rulers of this darkness, against spiritual wickedness in high places: 13 wherefore, take to yourselves the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day; and, having done all, to stand : 14 stand, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justification; 15 and your feet shod with preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith, with which ye will be able to quench all the fiery i John,” darts of the wicked one: 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God : 18 praying always, with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereto with all perseverance, 19 and with supplication for all the saints; and for me, that utterance may be given
to me, that I may open my mouth boldly, 20 to make known the mystery for which I am an ambassador in bonds; that I may speak it boldly, as I ought to speak it : 21 and moreover, that ye may know, concerning me, how I do; Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make all things known to you;
22 whom I have sent to you for this purpose, that ye may know all that concerns us, and that he may comfort your hearts.
23 Peace be to the brethren, and love, with faith, from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ!
24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity
Written to the Ephesians from Rome.
EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE
THE PHILIPPIAN S.
PAUL and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus, together with the bishops and deacons, which are in Philippi: 2 grace and peace be to you from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ! 3 I thank my God in every remembrance of you, 4 (always, in all my prayers, making supplication for you all, with joy,) 5 for your fellowship in the gospel, from the first day until In OW : 6 being confident of this; that he who hath begun a good work in you, will perfect it against the day of Christ Jesus: 7 even as it is just for me to think this of you all, because ye have me in your hearts, both in my bonds and in my defence and confirmation of the gospel, as being partakers of my grace.
8 For, God is my witness how greatly I long after you all, in the tenderness of Christ Jesus: 9 and for this I pray, That your love may abound yet more and more, in knowledge and in all judgment; 10 so that ye may approve the things that are most excellent; that ye may be sincere, and without failure, against the day of Christ: 11 being filled with the fruits of justification through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. 12 But I would have you know, brethren, that the things that have befallen me, have rather tended to the advancement of the gospel; 13 so that my bonds are manifest to be for Christ, in all the palace, and in all other places; 14 and most of the brethren in the Lord, acquiring confidence from my bonds, are more exceeding bold to