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a sweet smell, a sacrifice accep- Jesus. The brethren which are table, well-pleasing to God. with me greet you.

22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Cesar's household.

23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. I It was written to the Philippians from Rome, by Epaphroditus.

19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Je


20 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

21 Salute every saint in Christ

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


8 Who also declared unto us
your love in the Spirit.

1 Paul thanketh God for their faith, 9 prayeth
9 For this cause we also,
for their increase in grace, 15 and describ-
eth the exalted nature and office of Christ. since the day we heard it, do not
AUL, an apostle of Jesus cease to pray for you, and to
Christ, by the will of God, desire that ye might be filled
and Timotheus our brother, with the knowledge of his will,
2 To the saints and faithful in all wisdom and spiritual un-
brethren in Christ which are at derstanding;
Colosse: Grace be unto you, and 10 That ye might walk wor-
peace, from God our Father thy of the Lord unto all pleas
and the Lord Jesus Christ. ing, being fruitful in every good


3 We give thanks to God, work, and increasing in the and the Father of our Lord Je- knowledge of God; sus Christ, praying always for 11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious 4 Since we heard of your power, unto all patience and faith in Christ Jesus, and of the long-suffering with joyfulness; love which ye have to all the 12 Giving thanks unto the saints, 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 king

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; and dom of his dear Son :
bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also 14 In whom we have re-
in you, since the day ye heard demption through his blood
of it, and knew the grace of even the forgiveness of sins:
God in truth:
15 Who is the image of the
7 As ye also learned of Epaph-invisible God, the first-born of
ras our dear fellow servant, who every creature:

is for you a faithful minister of 16 For by him were all things
created, that are in heaven, and

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that are in earth, visible and in- 26 Even the mystery which visible, whether they be thrones, hath been hid from ages, and or dominions, or principalities, from generations, but now is or powers: all things were crea-made manifest to his saints: ted by him, and for him: 27 To whom God would 17 And he is before all things, make known what is the riches and by him all things consist: of the glory of this mystery 18 And he is the head of the among the Gentiles; which is body, the church: who is the Christ in you, the hope of glory : beginning, the first-born from 28 Whom we preach, warthe dead; that in all things ning every man, and teaching he might have the pre-emi- every than in all wisdom; that we may present every man per19 For it pleased the Father fect in Christ Jesus: that in him should all fulness 29 Whereunto I also labour, dwell; striving according to his work20 And, having made peace ing, which worketh in me mighthrough the blood of his cross, tily. by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.




He exhorteth them to constancy in Christ, ditions, 16 not to submit to legal ordinan8 to beware of philosophy and human tra

ces, worshipping of angels, &c.

21 And you that were some-OR I would that ye knew times alienated and enemies in what great conflict I have your mind by wicked works, for you, and for them at Laodiyet now hath he reconciled, cea, and for as many as have 22 In the body of his flesh not seen my face in the flesh; through death, to present you 2 That their hearts might be holy, and unblameable, and un- comforted, being knit together in reproveable, in his sight: love, and unto all riches of the 23 If ye continue in the faith full assurance of understanding, grounded and settled, and be not to the acknowledgment of the moved away from the hope of mystery of God, and of the Fathe gospel, which ye have heard, ther, and of Christ; and which was preached to eve- 3 In whom are hid all the ry creature which is under heav-treasures of wisdom and knowen; whereof I Paul am made ledge.

a minister;

4 And this I say, lest any 24 Who now rejoice in my man should beguile you with sufferings for you, and fill up that enticing words. which is behind of the afflictions 5 For though I be absent in of Christ in my flesh for his body's the flesh, yet am I with you in sake, which is the church: the spirit, joying and beholding 25 Whereof I am made a your order, and the steadfastness minister, according to the dis- of your faith in Christ. pensation of God which is given 6 As ye have therefore reto me for you, to fulfil the word ceived Christ Jesus the Lord, so of God; walk ye in him:

7 Rooted and built up in him, of your reward in a voluntary and stablished in the faith, as ye humility and worshipping of have been taught, abounding angels, intruding into those therein with thanksgiving. things which he hath not seen,

8 Beware lest any man spoil vainly puffed up by his fleshly you through philosophy and vain mind, deceit, after the tradition of men, 19 And not holding the Head, after the rudiments of the world, from which all the body by joints and not after Christ. and bands having nourishment 9 For in him dwelleth all the ministered, and knit together, fulness of the Godhead bodily. increaseth with the increase of 10 And ye are complete in God.

him, which is the head of all 20 Wherefore if ye be dead principality and power: with Christ from the rudiments

11 In whom also ye are cir- of the world, why as though livcumcised with the circumcision ing in the world, are ye subject made without hands, in putting to ordinances, off the body of the sins of the 21 (Touch not; taste not; flesh by the circumcision of handle not;


22 Which all are to perish 12 Buried with him in bap- with the using;) after the comtism, wherein also ye are risen mandments and doctrines of with him through the faith of men? the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

23 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will-wor13 And you, being dead in ship, and humility, and neglectyour sins and the uncircumcision ing of the body; not in any honof your flesh, hath he quickened our to the satisfying of the flesh. together with him, having forCHAP. III. given you all trespasses;

14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was, against us, which was contrary us, way, nailing it to his cross;

15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

2 Set your affections on things above, not on things on the

16 Let no man therefore earth. judge you in meat, or in drink, 3 For ye are dead, and your or in respect of a holy-day, or life is hid with Christ in God. of the new-moon, or of the sab- 4 When Christ, who is our bath-days: life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

1 He exhorteth to be heavenly minded; 5 to mortify corrupt lusts, and all malice; 12 to put on kindness, charity, &c....18 Sundry other relative duties.

F ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the 18 Let no man beguile you earth; fornication, uncleanness,

inordinate affection, evil con- 17 And whatsoever ye do cupisence, and covetousness, in word or deed, do all in the which is idolatry: name of the Lord Jesus, giving 6 For which things' sake the thanks to God and the Father wrath of God cometh on the by him. children of disobedience :

18 Wives, submit yourselves. 7 In the which ye also walked unto your own husbands, as it is sometime, when ye lived in them. fit in the Lord.

8 But now ye also put off all 19 Husbands, love your wives, these; anger, wrath, malice, and be not bitter against them. blasphemy, filthy communica- 20 Children, obey your pation out of your mouth. rents in all things: for this is well-pleasing unto the Lord.

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 discouraged, man, which is renewed in knowl- 22 Servants, obey in all things edge after the image of him that your masters according to the created him : flesh; not with eye-service, as 11 Where there is neither men-pleasers; but in singleness Greek nor Jew, circumcision of heart, fearing God: nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, 23 And whatsoever ye do, do Scythian, bond nor free: but it heartily, as to the Lord, and Christ is all, and in all. not unto men ;

12 Put on therefore, as the 24 Knowing that of the Lord elect of God, holy and beloved, ye shall receive the reward of bowels of mercies, kindness, the inheritance: for ye serve humbleness of mind, meekness, the Lord Christ.


21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be

25 But he that doeth wrong. 13 Forbearing one another, shall receive for the wrong and forgiving one another, if any which he hath done: and there man have a quarrel against any is no respect of persons. even as Christ forgave you, so CHAP. IV. also do ye.

14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

1 He exhorteth to be fervent in prayer, 5 speech; 7 he commendeth Tychicus and to walk wisely, 6 and with well-ordered Onesimus....10 Sundry salutations. ASTERS, give unto your


15 And let the peace of God servants that which is just rule in your hearts, to the which and equal; knowing that ye alalso ye are called in one body; so have a Master in heaven. and be ye thankful. 2 Continue in prayer, and 16 Let the word of Christ watch in the same with thanksdwell in you richly in all wis-giving; dom; teaching and admonish- 3 Withal praying also for us, ing one another in psalms, and that God would open unto us a hymns, and spiritual songs, sing-door of utterance, to speak the ing with grace in your hearts to mystery of Christ, for which I the Lord. am also in bonds:

4 That I may make it mani- kingdom of God, which have fest, as I ought to speak. been a comfort unto me.

5 Walk in wisdom toward 12 Epaphras, who is one of them that are without, redeem-you, a servant of Christ, saluting the time. eth you, always labouring fer6 Let your speech be always vently for you in prayers, that with grace, seasoned with salt, ye may stand perfect and comthat ye may know how ye ought plete in all the will of God. to answer every man. 13 For I bear him record, 7 All my state shall Tychicus that he hath a great zeal for you, declare unto you, who is a belov- and them that are in Laodicea, ed brother, and a faithful min- and them in Hierapolis. ister and fellow-servant in the 14 Luke, the beloved phyLord : sician, and Demas, greet you.

8 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;

15 Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.

9 With Onesimus, a faithful 16 And when this epistle is and beloved brother, who is one read among you, cause that it be of you. They shall make known read also in the church of the unto you all things which are Laodiceans; and that ye likewise done here. read the epistle from Laodicea. 10 Aristarchus, my fellow- 17 And say to Archippus, prisoner, saluteth you; and Mar- Take heed to the ministry which cus, sister's son to Barnabas, thou hast received in the Lord, (touching whom ye received that thou fulfil it. commandments: if he come un- 18 The salutation by the hand to you, receive him ;) of me Paul.Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen. I Written from Rome to the Colossians by Tychicus and Onesimus.

11 And Jesus, which is called Justus; who are of the circumcision. These only are my fellow-workers unto the

1 The First Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the THESSA


our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 without

2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; unto of the Thessalonians which is ing your work of faith, and lain God the Father, and in the bour of love, and patience of Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in unto you, and peace, from God the sight of God and our Father;


2 Paul sheweth his remembrance of them in thanksgiving and prayer, 5 and approveth

their exemplary reception of the gospel. PAUL, and Silvanus, and

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