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The apostles salutation. live with him by the power of God things being absent, lest being toward you. present I should use sharpness, 5 Examine yourselves whether according to the power which the ye be in the faith; prove your own Lord hath given me to edification, selves: know ye not your own and not to destruction. selves, how that Jesus Christ is in 11 Finally, brethren, farewel: you, except ye be reprobates? be perfect, be of good comfort,
6 But I trust that ye shall know be of one mind, live in peace; that we are not reprobates. and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.
8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
9 For we are glad when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish even, your perfection.
10 Therefore I write these
12 Greet one another with an holy kiss.
13 All the saints salute you.
14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
The second epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi, a city of Macedonia, by Titus and Lucas.
¶ THE EPISTLE OF PAUL, THE APOSTLE, TO THE GALATIANS.
7 Which is not another: but He marvels why they left the gospel. there be some that trouble you, AUL, an apostle, (not of and would pervert the gospel of men, neither by man, but by Christ.
Jesus Christ, and God the Father, 8 But though we, or an angel who raised him from the dead,) from heaven, preach any other 2 And all the brethren which gospel unto you than that which are with me, unto the churches we have preached unto you, let of Galatia. him be accursed.
3 Grace be to you, and peace, 9 As we said before, so say I from God the Father, and from now again, If any man preach any our Lord Jesus Christ, other gospel unto you than that 4 Who gave himself for our ye have received, let him be ac, sins, that he might deliver us cursed. from this present evil world, ac- 10 For do I now persuade men, cording to the will of God and our or God? or do I seek to please Father; men? for if I yet pleased men, I 5 To whom be glory for ever should not be the servant of and ever. Amen. Christ. 6 I marvel, that ye are so soon 11 But I certify you, brethren, removed from him that called you that the gospel which was preachinto the grace of Christ unto ano-ed of me is not after man: ther gospel; 12 For I neither received it of
by faith. man, neither was I taught it, but with Barnabas, and took Titus by the revelation of Jesus Christ. with me also.
13 For ye have heard of my 2 And I went up by revelation, conversation in time past in the and communicated unto them that Jews' religion, how that beyond gospel which I preach among the measure I persecuted the church Gentiles, but privately to them of God, and wasted it; which were of reputation, lest by 14 And profited in the Jews' re-any means I should run, or had ligion above many my equals in run, in vain.
mine own nation, being more ex- 3 But neither Titus, who was ceedingly zealous of the traditions with me, being a Greek, was of my fathers. compelled to be circumcised: 15 But when it pleased God, 4 And that because of false brewho separated me from my mo-thren unawares brought in, who ther's womb, and called me by his came in privily to spy out our ligrace, berty which we have in Christ 16 To reveal his Son in me, Jesus, that they might bring us that I might preach him among into bondage;
the heathen; immediately I con- 5 To whom we gave place by ferred not with flesh and blood: subjection no not for an hour,
17 Neither went I up to Jerusa-that the truth of the gospel might lem to them which were apostles continue with you. before me; but I went into Ara- 6 But of those who seemed to bia, and returned again unto Da-be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: 18 Then after three years I went God accepteth no man's person.:) up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and for they who seemed to be someabode with him fifteen days. what in conference added nothing
19 But other of the apostles saw to me: I none, save James the Lord's 7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncir 20 Now, the things which I cumcision was committed unto write unto you, behold, before me, as the gospel of the circumciGod, I lie not. sion was unto Peter:
21 Afterward I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia:
8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of 22 And was unknown by face the circumcision, the same was unto the churches of Judea which mighty in me toward the Genwere in Christ: tiles;)
23 But they had heard only, 9 And when James, Cephas, that he which persecuted us in and John, who seemed to be piltimes past, now preacheth the lars, perceived the grace that was faith which once he destroyed. given unto me, they gave to me 24 And they glorified God in and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship, that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
Of justification by faith.
THEN fourteen years after should remember that we
Justification by faith.
Believers justified. same which I also was forward to which I now live in the flesh, I do. live by the faith of the Son of God, 11 But when Peter was come who loved me, and gave himself to Antioch, I withstood him to for me. the face, because he was to be 21 I do not frustrate the grace blamed. of God; for if righteousness come 12 For before that certain came by the law, then Christ is dead in from James, he did eat with the vain. Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew, and separated himself, fearing, then which were of the circumcision.
13 And the other Jews dissem- should not obey the truth, before bled likewise with him; insomuch whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been that Barnabas also was carried evidently set forth, crucified aaway with their dissimulation. mong you?
14 But when I saw that they 2 This only would I learn of walked not uprightly, according you, Received ye the Spirit by the to the truth of the gospel, I said works of the law, or by the hearunto Peter before them all, If ing of faith?
thou, being a Jew, livest after the 3 Are ye so foolish? having bemanner of Gentiles, and not as gun in the Spirit, are ye now do the Jews, why compellest thou made perfect by the flesh? the Gentiles to live as do the Jews? 4 Have ye suffered so many 15 We who are Jews by nature, things in vain? if it be yet in vain. and not sinners of the Gentiles, 5 He, therefore, that minister
16 Knowing that a man is not eth to you the Spirit, and workjustified by the works of the law, eth miracles among you, doeth be but by the faith of Jesus Christ; it by the works of the law, or by ven we have believed in Jesus the hearing of faith?
Christ, that we might be justified 6 Even as Abraham believed by the faith of Christ, and not by God, and it was accounted to him the works of the law: for by the for righteousness.
works of the law shall no flesh be 7 Know ye, therefore, that they justified. which are of faith, the same are 17 But if, while we seek to be the children of Abraham. justified by Christ, we ourselves 8 And the scripture foreseeing also are found sinners, is there- that God would justify the heathen fore Christ the minister of sin? through faith, preached before the God forbid. gospel unto Abraham, saying, In 18 For if I build again the things thee shall all nations be blessed. which I destroyed, I make my self a transgressor.
19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
9 So then, they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the 20 I am crucified with Christ curse: for it is written, Cursed nevertheless I live: yet not I, but is every one that continueth not Christ liveth in me: and the lifelin all things which are written in
Christ freeth us
Chap. iv. from the law. the book of the law to do them. for if there had been a law given 11 But that no man is justified which could have given life, verily by the law in the sight of God, it righteousness should have been is evident: for, The just shall by the law.
live by faith.
22 But the scripture hath con12 And the law is not of faith: cluded all under sin, that the probut, The man that doeth them mise by faith of Jesus Christ might shall live in them. be given to them that believe.
13 Christ hath redeemed us 23 But before faith came, we from the curse of the law, being were kept under the law, shut up made a curse for us: for it is writ-unto the faith which should afterten, Cursed is every one that hang-wards be revealed.
eth on a tree;
24 Wherefore the law was our 14 That the blessing of Abra-schoolmaster, to bring us unto ham might come on the Gentiles Christ, that we might be justified through Jesus Christ; that we by faith. might receive the promise of the 25 But after that faith is come, Spirit through faith. we are no longer under
15 Brethren, I speak after the master. manner of men; Though it be but
26 For ye are all the children of a man's covenant, yet if it be con- God by faith in Christ Jesus. firmed, no man disannulleth or 27 For as many of you as have addeth thereto. been baptized into Christ, have
16 Now, to Abraham and his put on Christ. seed were the promises made. 28 There is neither Jew nor He saith not, And to seeds, as of Greek, there is neither bond nor many; butas of one, And to thy free, there is neither male nor feseed, which is Christ. male: for ye are all one in Christ
17 And this I say, that the co-Jesus. venant, that was confirmed before 29 And if ye be Christ's, then of God in Christ, the law, which are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs was four hundred and thirty years according to the promise. after, cannot disannul, that it CHAP. IV. should make the promise of none Christ freeth us from the law.
that the as he a the law, it is no more of promise: nothing from a servant, though he but God gave it to Abraham by be lord of all; 2 But is under tutors and go19 Wherefore then serveth the vernors until the time appointed law? It was added because of of the father.
For if the inheritance be of N long as acis child, difiereth
transgressions, till the seed should 3 Even so we, when we were come, to whom the promise was children, were in bondage under made; and it was ordained by an- the elements of the world: gels in the hand of a mediator.
4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
20 Now, a mediator is not a mediator of one; but God is one. 21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: 5 To redeem them that were
We are Abraham's sons
by the free woman.
under the law, that we might re-jaffected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.
ceive the adoption of sons.
6 And, because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, I Abba, Father.
19 My little children, of whom travail in birth again, until Christ be formed in you.
7 Wherefore thou art no more 20 I desire to be present with a servant, but a son; and if a son, you now, and to change my voice; then an heir of God through for I stand in doubt of you.
21 Tell me, ye that desire to be 8 Howbeit then, when ye knew under the law, do ye not hear the not God ye did service unto them law?
which by nature are no gods.
22 For it is written, that Abra9 But now, after that ye have ham had two sons; the one by a kown God, or rather are known bond-maid, the other by a free of God, how turn ye again to the woman. weak and beggarly elements, 23 But he who was of the bondwhereunto ye desire again to be in woman was born after the flesh; bondage? but he of the free woman was by
10 Ye observe days, and promise. months, and times, and years. 24 Which things are an allego11 I am afraid of you, lest Iry: for these are the two covehave bestowed upon you labour nants; the one from the mount in vain. Sinai, which gendereth to bon12 Brethren, I beseech you, bedage, which is Agar. as I am; for I am as ye are: ye 25 For this Agar is mount have not injured me at all. Sinai in Arabia, and answereth 13 Ye know how, through in- to Jerusalem, which now is, and firmity of the flesh, I preached the is in bondage with her children. gospel unto you at the first. 26 But Jerusalem which is a
14 And my temptation, which bove is free, which is the mother was in my flesh, ye despised not, of us all. nor rejected; but received me as 27 For it is written, Rejoice, an angel of God, even as Christ thou barren that bearest not; Jesus. break forth and cry, thou that 15 Where is then the blessed-travailest not: for the desolate ness ye spake of? for I bear you hath many more children than record, that, if it had been possi- she which hath an husband. ble, ye would have plucked out 28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac your own eyes, and have given was, are the children of promise. them to me. 29 But as then, he that was
16 Am I, therefore, become born after the flesh persecuted him your enemy, because I tell you that was born after the Spirit, even the truth? so it is now.
17 They zealously affect you, 30 Nevertheless, what saith the but not well; yea, they would scripture? Cast out the bondexclude you, that ye might affect woman and her son: for the son them. lof the bond-woman shall not be 18 But it is good to be zealously heir with the son of the free woman,