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Admonitions

CHAP. I.

and salutations. Apollos, I greatly desired him to

18 For they have refreshed my come unto you with the breth-spirit and yours: therefore acren: but his will was not at all knowledge ye them that are such. to come at this time; but he will 19 The churches of Asia salute come when he shall have con

you. Aquila and Priscilla salute venient time.

you much in the Lord, with 13 Watch ye, stand fast in the the church that is in their house. faith, quit you

like
men,
be strong.

20 All the brethren greet you. 14 Let all your things be done Greet ye one another with an howith charity.

ly kiss. 15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye 21 The salutation of me Paul know the house of Stephanas, with mine own hand. that it is the first-fruits of Achaia, 22 If any man love not the and that they have addicted them- Lord Jesus Christ, let him be selves to the ministry of the Anathema Maran-atha. saints,)

23 The grace of our Lord Jesus 16 That ye submit yourselves Christ be with you. unto such, and to every one that 24 My love be with you all in helpeth with us, and laboureth. Christ Jesus. Amen.

17 I am glad of the coming q The first epistle to the Coof Stephanas, and Fortunatus, rinthians was written from and Achaicus: for that which Philippi, by Stephanas, and was lacking on your part, they Fortunatus, and Achaicus, have supplied.

and Timotheus.

I The Second Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the

CORINTHIANS.
CHAP. I.

ther of our Lord Jesus Christ, 3 The apostle encourageth them the Father of mercies, and the

against troubles, by, the comforts | God of all comfort;
and deliverances which God hud
given him, as in all his afflictions, 8

4 Who comforteth us in all our so particularly in his late danger tribulation, that we may be able in Asia. 12 And calling both his to comfort them which are in any own conscience and theirs to witness of his sincere manner of preaching trouble by the comfort wherethe immutable truth of the gospel, with we ourselves are comforted 15 he excuseth his not coming to of God. them, as proceeding not of lightness, but of his lenity towards 5 For as the sufferings of Christ them.

abound in us, so our consolation PAUL an apostle of Jesus also aboundeth by Christ.

Christ by the will of God, 6 And whether we be afflicted, and l'imothy our brother, unto it is for your consolation and salthe church of God which is at vation, which is effectual in the Corinth, with all the saints which enduring of the same sufferings are in all Achaia :

which we also suffer: or whether 2 Grace be to you and peace we be comforted, it is for your from God our Father, and from consolation and salvation. the Lord Jesus Christ.

7 And our hope of you is stead3 Blessed be God, even the Fa- fast, knowing, that as ye are par

be 2

The saints
II. CORINTHIANS.

encouraged. takers of the sufferings, so shall purpose according to the flesh, ye be also of the consolation. that with me there should be 8 For we would not, brethren, yea, yea, and nay, nay? have you ignorant of our trouble 18 But as God is true, our word which came to us in Asia, that toward you was not yea and nay. we were pressed out of measure, 19 For the Son of God, Jesus above strength, insomuch that we Christ, who was preached among despaired even of life:

you by us, even by me, and Sil. 9 But we had the sentence of vanus, and Timotheus, was not death in ourselves, that we should yea and nay, but in him was yea. not trust in ourselves, but in God 20 For all the promises of God which raiseth the dead :

in him are yea, and in him Amen, 10 Who delivered us from so unto the glory of God by us. great a death, and doth deliver : 21 Now he which establisheth in whom we trust that he will us with you in Christ, and hath yet deliver us :

anointed us, is God; 11 Ye also helping together by 22 Who hath also sealed us, prayer for us, that for the gift and given the earnest of the Spirit stowed upon us by the means of in our hearts. many persons, thanks may be 23 Moreover, I call God for a given by many on our behalf.

record upon my soul, that to 12 For our rejoicing is this, the spare you I came not as yet unto testimony of our conscience, that Corinth in simplicity and godly sincerity, 24 Not for that we have dominnot with Aleshly wisdom, but by ion over your faith, but are helpthe grace of God, we have had ers of your joy : for by faith ye our conversation in the world, and stand. more abundantly to you-ward.

CHAP. II. 13 For we write none other

1 Having shewed the reason why he things unto you, than what ye came not to them, 6 he requireth read or acknowledge; and I trust

them to forgide and to comfort that

excommunicated person, 10 even as ye shall acknowledge even to the himself also upon his true repen.

tance had forgiven him, 12 deciar. 14 As also ye have acknowl

ing withal why he departed from

Troas to Macedonia, 14 and the edged us in part, that we are happy success which God gade to your rejoicing, even as ye also his preaching in all places are ours in the day of the Lord BUT I determined this with Jesus.

myself, that I would not come 15 And in this confidence I was again to you in heaviness. minded to come unto you before, 2 For if I make you sorry, who that ye might have a second ben is he then that maketh me glad,

but the same which is made sorry 16 And to pass by you into by me? Macedonia, and to come again 3 And I wrote this same unto out of Macedonia unto you, and you, lest, when I came, I should of you to be brought on my way have sorrow from them of whom toward Judea.

I ought to rejoice ; having confi17 When I therefore was thus dence in you all, that my joy is minded, did I use lightness ? or the joy of you all. the things that I purpose, do I 4 For out of much affliction

end;

efit;

you all.

Paul's preaching
CHAP. III.

and success. and anguish of heart I wrote un 16 To the one we are the sato you with many tears ; not that vour of death unto death; and to ye should be grieved, but that ye the other the savour of life unto might know the love which I life. And who is sufficient for have more abundantly unto you. these things?

5 But if any have caused grief, 17 For we are not as many, he hath not grieved me, but in which corrupt the word of God : part : that I may not overcharge but as of sincerity, but as of God,

in the sight of God speak we in 6 Sufficient to such a man is Christ. this punishment, which was in

CHAP. III. flicted of many.

1 Lest their false teachers should 7 So that contrariwise, ye ought

charge him with vainglory, he

sheweth the fuith and graces of the rather to forgive him, and com Corinthians to be a sufficient comfort him, lest perhaps such an one

mendation of his ministry. 6 Where. should be swallowed up with

upon entering, a comparison be.

tween the ministers of the law and overmuch sorrow.

of the gospel, 12 he proveth that his 8 Wherefore I beseech you ministry is so far the more excel. that ye would confirm your love

lent, as the gospel of life and liberty

is more glorious than the law of toward him.

condemnation. 9 For to this end also did I

DO we begin again to comwrite, that I might know the mend ourselves? or need we, proof of you, whether ye be obe as some others, epistles of comdient in all things.

mendation to you, or letters of 10 To whom ye forgive any commendation from you? thing, I forgive also: for if I for 2 Ye are our epistle written in gave any thing, to whom I for our hearts, known and read of gave it, for your sakes forgave I all men : it in the person of Christ;

3 Forasmuch as ye are mani11 Lest Satan should get an festly declared to be the epistle advantage of us : for we are not of Christ ministered by us, writignorant of his devices.

ten not with ink, but with the 12 Furthermore, when I came Spirit of the living God; not in to Troas to preach Christ's gos tables of stone, but in fleshly tapel, and a door was opened unto bles of the heart. me of the Lord,

4 And such trust have we 13 I had no rest in my spirit, be- through Christ to God-ward : cause I found not Titus my broth 5 Not that we are sufficient of er : but taking my leave of them, ourselves to think any thing as I went from thence into Mace- of ourselves; but our sufficiency donia.

is of God; 14 Now thanks be unto God, 6 Who also hath made us able which always causeth us to tri ministers of the new testament; umph in Christ, and maketh man not of the letter, but of the spirifest the savour of his knowledge it: for the letter killeth, but the by us in every place.

spirit giveth life. 15 For we unto God a 7 But if the ministration of sweet savour of Christ, in them death, written and engraven in that are saved, and in them that stones, was glorious, so that the perish :

children of Israel could not stead

are

ous ?

Paul's comfort II. CORINTHIANS.

in distress. fastly behold the face of Moses 12 to the benefit of the Church, 16 for the glory of his countenance;

and to the apostle's own eternal

glory. which glory was to be done away:

8 How shall not the ministra THEREFORE, seeing we have tion of the Spirit be rather glori this ministry, as we have re

ceived mercy, we faint not; 9 For if the minstration of con 2 But have renounced the hiddemnatior. be glory, much more den things of dishonesty; not doth the ministration of righte- walking in craftiness, nor handousness exceed in glory.

ling the word of God deceitfully; 10 For even that which was but, by manifestation of the truth, made glorious had no glory in commending ourselves to every this respect, by reason of the man's conscience in the sight of glory that excelleth.

God. 11 For if that which is done 3 But if our gospel be hid, it is away was glorious, much more hid to them that are lost : that which remaineth is glorious. 4 In whom the god of this

12 Seeing then that we have world hath blinded the minds of such hope, we use great plain-them which believe not, lest the ness of speech :

light of the glorious gospel of 13 And not as Moses, which put | Christ, who is the image of God, a vail over his face, that the chil should shine unto them. dren of Israel could not stead 5 For we preach not ourselves, fastly look to the end of that but Christ Jesus the Lord; and which is abolished :

ourselves your servants for Jesus' 14 But their minds were blind sake. ed : for until this day remaineth 6 For God, who commanded the same vail untaken away in the light to shine out of darkthe reading of the old testament ; ness, hath shined in our hearts, to which vail is done away in Christ. give the light of the knowledge

15 But even unto this day, of the glory of God in the face when Moses is read, the vail is of Jesus Christ. upon their heart.

7 But we have this treasure in 16 Nevertheless, when it shall earthen vessels, that the excel. turn to the Lord, the vail shall | lency of the power may be of

God, and not of us. 17 Now the Lord is that Spirit : 8 We are troubled on every and where the Spirit of the Lord side, yet not distressed; we are is, there is liberty.

perplexed, but not in despair ; 18 But we all, with open face 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; beholding as in a glass the glory cast down, but not destroyed ; of the Lord, are changed into the 10 Always bearing about in the same image from glory to glory, body the dying of the Lord Jesus, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. that the life also of Jesus might

be made manifest in our body. CHAP. IV. 1 He declareth hou he hath used all

11 For we which live are alsincerity and faithful diligence in

ways delivered unto death for Jepreaching the gospel, 7 and how the sus' sake, that the life also of troubles and persecutions which he daily endured for the same did re.

Jesus might be made manifest in dound to the praise of God's power,

our mortal flesh.

be taken away:

Paul's hope of

CHAP. V.

immortal glory. 12 So then death worketh in 3 If so be that being clothed us, but life in you.

we shall not be found naked. 13 We having the same spirit 4 For we that are in this taberof faith, according as it is writ- nacle do groan, being burdened : ten, I believed, and therefore have not for that we would be unclothI spoken; we also believe, and ed, but clothed upon, that mortalitherefore speak;

ty might be swallowed up of life. 14 Knowing, that he which rais

5 Now he that hath wrought us ed up the Lord Jesus, shall raise for the self-same thing is God, up us also by Jesus, and shall who also hath given unto us the present us with you.

earnest of the Spirit. 15 For all things are for your

6 Therefore we are always consakes, that the abundant grace fident, knowing that, whilst we might through the thanksgiving are at home in the body, we are of many redound to the glory of absent from the Lord : God.

7 (For we walk by faith, not by 16 For which cause we faint | sight :) not; but though our outward 8 We are confident, I say, and man perish, yet the inward man willing rather to be absent from is renewed day by day.

the body, and to be present with 17 For our light affliction, which the Lord. is but for a moment, worketh for 9 Wherefore we labour, that, us a far more exceeding and eter whether present or absent, we nal weight of glory;

may be accepted of him. 18 While we look not at the 10 For we must all appear bethings which are seen, but at the fore the judgment-seat of Christ; things which are not seen : for that every one may receive the the things which are seen are things done in his body, accordtemporal; but the things which ing to that he hath done, whether are not seen are eternal.

it be good or bad.

11 Knowing therefore the terCHAP. V.

ror of the Lord, we persuade 1 That in his assured hope of immor. tal glory, 9 and in expectance of it,

men ; but we are made manifest and of the general judgment, he

unto God; and I trust also are laboureth to keep a good conscience, made manifest in your 12 not that he may herein boast of

sciences. himself, 14 but as one that, having received life from Christ, endeav.

12 For we commend not ouroureth to live as a new creature 10 selves again unto you, but give Christ only, 18 and by his ministry of reconciliation to reconcile others

you occasion to glory on our bealso in Christ to God.

half, that ye may have somewhat we know that if our earth to answer them which glory in ly house of this tabernacle appearance, and not in heart. were dissolved, we have a build 13 For whether we be beside ing of God, an house not made ourselves, it is to God: or with hands, cternal in the heay- | whether we be sober, it is for

your cause. 2 For in this we groan, earnest

14 For the love of Christ conly, desiring to be clothed upon straineth us; because we thus with our house which is from judge, that if one died for all, heaven:

then were all dead :

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