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table, well-pleasing to God. 19 But my God shall supply

with me greet you. 22 All the saints salute you,

all your need according to his chiefly they that are of Cesar's riches in glory by Christ Je-household.

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20 Now unto God and our|sus Christbe with you all. Amen.

Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen. - - 21 Salute every saintin Christ

TI It was written to the .# pians from Rome, by Epaphroditus.

T The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the COLOSSIANS.

CHAP. I.

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eir increase in grace, 15 and describeth the exalted nature and office of Christ.

PAL, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, 2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 We give thanks to God, and the Élie, of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, 4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints 5. For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the Gospel: 6 Which is come unto you as it is in all the world; an bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of bd in truth: 7 As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellow servant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;

8 Who also declared unto us ur lovein the Spirit. 9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding ; 10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 Strengthened might, “...if to his glorious wer, unto all patience and ong-suffering with joyfulness; 2 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood even the forgiveness of sins: 15. Who is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of every creature: 16 For by him were all things

with all that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: alithings were created by him, and for him.; , . 17And he is before all things, and by him all things consist: 18 And he is the head of the inordinate affection, evil con

|created, that are in heaven, and body, the church: who is the C

beginning, the first-born from the dead; , that in all things he might have the pre-emiIle11Ce. 19. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. 21 And you that were sometimes alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled, 22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy, and unblameable, and unreproveable, in his sight: 23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; 24. Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christin my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: 25. Whereof, I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word bf God;

26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages, and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

27 To whom God would * * wo o: riches of the glory of this myster *...* s: o: Yo. ;

rist in you, the hope of glory:

28 W. we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me migh

tily. CHAP. II.

1 He exhorteth them to constancy in Christ, 8 to beware of philosophy and human traditions, 16 not to submit to legal ordinances, worshipping of angels, &c. Foo I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; 2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and know

left, And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. 5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ. 6 As ye have therefore received b; Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:

7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain rdeceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

of your reward in a volun humility and worshippin *:: angels, intruding into ão. .. which he hath not seen, vain}. puffed up by his fleshly min

19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of

10 And ye are complete in God

him, which is the head of all Prio, and power: 11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ : 12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. 13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the wo mailing it to his cross; . 5 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. 16 Let, no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink,

or in respect of a holy-day, or of the new-moon, or of the sab

bath- § : 17 Which are a shadow of ings to come; but the body is

of Christ. 18 Let no man beguile you

OCl. 20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, 21 (Touch not ; taste not; handle not; 22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men : 23 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will-worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh. CHAP. III,

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which is idolatry: 6 For which things' sake the

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children of disobedience: 7 In the which ye also walked sometime,when ye lived in them. 8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him : 11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free : but Christ is all, and in all, 12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 14 And above all these things so on charity, which is the ond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be yethankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

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and covetousness, in word or deed, do all in the T The First Epistle of PAUL,

name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father him. 18 Wives, submit yourselves. unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. 19FIusbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. 20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well-pleasing unto the Lord. 21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged, 22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye-service, as men-pleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men ; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. 25 But he that doeth wrong, shall receive for the wrong which he hath done : and there is no respect of persons. CHAP. IV.

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4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. 5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. 6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. 7 All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a belowed brother, and a faithful minister and fellow-servant in the Lord : 8 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts; 9 With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done here. 10 Aristarchus, my fellowprisoner, saluteth you; and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas (touching whom ye receive commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;) 11 And Jesus, which is called Justus; who are of the circumcision. These only are my fellow-workers unto the

kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me. 12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. 3 For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea,

and them in Hierapolis. , 14 Luke, the beloved physician, and femas, reet you.

15 Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house. 16 And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that yelikewise read the epistle from Laodicea. 17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it. 18.The salutation by the hand ofme Paul.Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen. TI Written from Rome to the Qolossians by Tychicus and Onesimus.

the Apostle, to the THESSA

LONIANS.

CHAP. I.

2 Paul sheweth his remembrance of them in thanksgiving and prayer, 5 and approveth their exemplary reception of the gospel. AUL, , and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians who

our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of {. in our prayers; . 3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and la

in God, the Father, and in the bour of love, and patience of Lord Jesus Christ: Grace belhope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in unto you, and peace, from God|the sight of God and our Father;

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