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20 Now a mediator is not alernors until the time appointed mediator of one; but God is of the father.

One. 21 Is the law then against the promises of God! God forbid.: for if there had been a law iven whi h could have given ife, verily righteousness should have been by the law. 22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. 23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24. Wherefore the law was

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unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a school-master. 26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as have been baptized in Christ, have # on Christ. 28. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female : for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. CHAP. IV.

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3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: 4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 6 And because ye are sons God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7 Wherefore thouartno more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through riSt. 8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them, which by nature are no gods. 9 But now, after that ye have known God,or rather are known of God, how turn 3. again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. iii’am aftaid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labor in vain. 12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are: ye have not injured me at all. 13 Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the jo. unto you at the first. 14 And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus. 15 Where is then the blessedness ye soak, of 1 for I bear you record, that if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me. 16 Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth? 17 They zealously affect you but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect end, 18 But it is good to be zealously affected always in a goodthing, and not only when I am present with you. 19My little children, of whom I travail in birth again, until Christ be formed in you. 20 I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of

you. 21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law 1 22. For it is written, that Abraham had two sons; the one by a bond-maid, the other by a free-woman. 23 But he who was of the bond-woman, was born after the flesh ; but he of the free-woman was by promise. 24 ich things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. 25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. 26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. 27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that

travailest not : for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath a husband. 28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. 29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. 30 Nevertheless, what saith the scripture? Cast out the bond-woman and her son: for the son of the bond-woman shall not be heir with the son of the free-woman. 31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bond-woman, but of the free. CHAP. V.

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that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. 3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. 4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace. 5. For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. 6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision ; but fai which worketh by love. 7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not

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8 This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. 9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. 10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded : but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be. 11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution 1 then is the offence of the cross ceased. 12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you. 13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this, Thou * love thy neighbour as thySeii. 15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. 16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh ; and these are contrary the one to the other ; so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18 But if ye be led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such iiko of the which i teii you be

fore, as I have also told you in , time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance : against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh, with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. . 26 Let us not be desirous of vain-glory, provoking one another, envying one another. CHAP. VI.

1 He willeth them to reform the faulty with *::::: and to bear one another's burens; 6 to be liberal to their teachers, 9 o' and not to be weary in well-doing.

RETHREN, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness; considering lyself lest thou also be tempted. 2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ; ... 3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. 4 Butlet every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden. 6 Let him that is taught in the word, communicate unto him that teacheth in all good

hio 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his

flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption : . but he that soweth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. 9 And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap if we faint not. 10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, opoly unto them who are of the household of faith. 11 Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you wi mine own hand. 12 As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. 13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep

the law; but desire to have you

circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. 4. But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our ford jesus § by whom the world is crucified un to me, and I unto the world. 15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new Creature. 16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the

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17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. 18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. - TI Unto the Galatians, written from Rome.

TI The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the EPHESIANS.

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be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, ac§§ to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the Beloved: 7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; 8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; 9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, accor

ding to his good P. which he hath purposed in himself:

10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: 11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will : 12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 13 In whom ye also trusted after that ye heard the word o truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also, after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Špirit of promise, . 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. 15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of Wii. and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty

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20 Which he , wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and gominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to COUne : 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in

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ND you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedi€nCe : - - 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ; (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up to'gether, and mad; f sit together

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