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knoweth;) 4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. 5 Of such a one will I glory: ‘et of myself I will not glory, §: in mine infirmities. I would desire

6 For thou to glory, I shall not be a fool; for i will say the truth: but now

I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me. 7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 8. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. 9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will Irather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 0. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you : for in nothing am Ibehind the very chiefest apostles, though I be noth

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wonders, and mighty deeds. 13 For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you! foot me this wrong. 4 Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you : for I seek not yours, but you. For the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the pa. rents for the children. 15. And I will very gladly i. and be spent for you; ough the more abundantly I o you, the less I be low

16 But be it so, I did not burden you : nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile. 17 Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent unto you! 18 I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in the same steps ? 19 Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying. For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such asye would not : lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults: 21 And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned

ns of an already, and have not repented t among of the uncleanness, and fornica

tion, and lasciviousness which 7 Now I pray to God that ye they have committed. do no evil; not that we should CHAP. XIII. appear approved, but that ye

1 He threateneth obstinate sinners: 5. He ad- - viseth them to a trial of their faith. should do that which is honest,

His the third of am though we be as reprobates. coming to you : In the 8 For we can do nothing

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- - erefore I now I write to them which hero; thin .."; ão"; §: ... #." #". and to all present f should use sharpness, j. to: 1 come again, oring to the power which 3 Since ye seek a proof of the Lord hath given me to edifi

Chri king i p hijication, and not to destruction. st speaking in me, which “if Finally, brethren, fare

to you-ward is not weak, but *wei. Be perfect, be of good

mighty in you. | fort, be of ind, live i 4 For though he was crucifi-9. ort, e of one mind, Ilve in

ed through weakness, yet he fiv-Peace ; and the God of love and

peace shall be with you.

eth by the power of God. For

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power of God toward you. # Alo o 5ExamineyQurselves, wheth-Jes. Christ, and the iove of

erye be in the faith; prove your God, and the communion of the

own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that o Ghost, be with you all. Christ is in you, except ye bel” reprobates ? TI The second epistle to the Co6 But I trust that ye shall rinthians was written from know that we are not repro- Philippi, a city of Macedonia,

bates. by Titus and Lucas.

TI The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the GALATIANS. CHAP, I. are with me, unto the churches

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AUL, an apostle, (not of our Lord Jesus Christ, . . men, neither by man, but 4 Who gave himself for our #. Jesus Christ, and God thesins, that he might deliver us al d

ther, who raised him from the from this present evil world, ac: ead;) cording to the will of God and 2 And all the brethren which 'our Father:

5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 6 Imarvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel : 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you and would pervert the gospel o Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. 10 For do I now persuade men, or God 1 or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. 11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man: 12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it; 14 And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more .# zealous of the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, 16. To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among

the heathen ; immediately Iconferred not with flesh and blood: 17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me: but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. 18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. 19 #. other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother. 20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, Ilie not. 21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia; And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judea which were in Christ: 23 But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past, now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed. 24 And they glorified God

in me. CHAP. II. 1 He sheweth when and for what purpose he

went up to Jerusalem....14 Of justification by faith, and not by works: 20 d; that are so justified live not in sin.

THEN fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also. 2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach to the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain. 3 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised: 4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in,

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5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that, the truth of the gospel might continue with

- you. 6 But of those, who seemed

to be somewhat, whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man's person : for they who seemed to be somewhat, in conference added nothing to Ine : 7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter; : 8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:) 9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision. 10 . Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do. 11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. 12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew, and separated himself fearing

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13 And the other Jews disisembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was garried away with their dissimulation. 14 But when I saw that they walked not lo accordin to the truth of the gospel, said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest af. ter the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews? 15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, 16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Je

lieved in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law : for by the works of #. law shall no flesh be justi601. 17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin! God forbid. 18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. 19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh Ilive by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. 21 I do not frustrate the

sus Christ, even we have be-grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. - CHAP. III. 1. He i. what . §. ''. o, j i; by §§ so they who are of faith inherit his blessing. O FOOLISH Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that e should not obey the truth, efore whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? 2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are ye so foolish 1 having begun in the Spirit, are ye now *Hoo. by the flesh : 4 Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain. 5 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith ! Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. 7 Know ye therefore, that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. 8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all mations be blessed. which be of

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faith are blesse Abraham. 10 For as many as are of the works of the law, are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not

in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. 12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. 13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree : 14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. 15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth or addeth thereto. 16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. 17 And this I say, That the covenant that was confirmed before of Godin Christ, the law which was four hundred an thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. 18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. 19 Wherefore then serveth the law! It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of

a mediator.

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