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which was also in Christ Je- upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.


6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

18 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me. 7 But made himself of no 19 But I trust in the Lord reputation, and took upon him Jesus to send Timotheus shortly the form of a servant, and was unto you, that I also may be of made in the likeness of men: good comfort, when I know

8 And being found in fashion your state.

as a man, he humbled himself 20 For I have no man likeand became obedient unto death, minded, who will naturally care even the death of the cross. for your state.

9 Wherefore God also hath 21 For all seek their own, highly exalted him, and given not the things which are Jesus hin a name which is above ev-Christ's.

ery name:

22 But ye know the proof 10 That at the name of Jesus of him, that as a son with the every knee should bow, of things father, he hath served with me in heaven, and things in earth, in the gospel. and things under the earth;

23 Him therefore I hope to 11 And that every tongue send presently, so soon as I shall should confess that Jesus Christ see how it will go with me. is Lord, to the glory of God the 24 But I trust in the Lord Father. that I also myself shall come

12 Wherefore, my beloved, shortly. as ye have always obeyed, not 25 Yet I supposed it necessa→ as in my presence only, but now ry to send to you Epaphrodimuch more in my absence, work tus, my brother, and companion out your own salvation with in labour, and fellow-soldier, but fear and trembling. your messenger, and he that

13 For it is God which work-ministered to my wants. eth in you both to will and to 26 For he longed after you do of his good pleasure. all, and was full of heaviness, 14 Do all things without because that ye had heard that murmurings and disputings: he had been sick. 15 That ye may be blameless 27 For indeed he was sick and harmless, the sons of God, nigh unto death: but God had without rebuke, in the midst of a mercy on him; and not on him crooked and perverse nation, only, but on me also, lest I among whom ye shine as lights should have sorrow upon sorin the world;


16 Holding forth the word of 28 I sent him therefore the life; that I may rejoice in the more carefully, that, when ye day of Christ, that I have not see him again, ye may rejoice, run in vain, neither laboured in and that I may be the less sorvain. rowful.

17 Yea, and if I be offered

29 Receive him therefore in

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the Lord with all gladness; and having mine own righteousness, hold such in reputation. which is of the law, but that 30 Because for the work of which is through the faith of Christ he was nigh unto death, Christ, the righteousness which not regarding his life, to supply is of God by faith: your lack of service toward me. 10 That I may know him, CHAP. III. and the power of his resurrec2 To beware of false teachers; 4 his grounds tion, and the fellowship of his of confidence, 7 but that he disclaimed them all; 12 his anxiety for the heavenly sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; FIN INALLY, my brethren, re- 11 If by any means I might joice in the Lord. To attain unto the resurrection of write the same things to you, to the dead.


me indeed is not grievous, but 12 Not as though I had alfor you it is safe. ready attained, either were al2 Beware of dogs, beware of ready perfect: but I follow afevil workers, beware of the ter, if that I may apprehend that concision. for which also I am apprehended

3 For we are the circumcis- of Christ Jesus.

ion, which worship God in the 13 Brethren, I count not mySpirit, and rejoice in Christ Je- self to have apprehended: but : sus, and have no confidence this one thing I do, forgetting in the flesh. those things which are behind, 4 Though I might also have and reaching forth unto those confidence in the flesh. If any things which are before, other man thinketh that he hath 14 I press toward the mark whereof he might trust in the for the prize of the high calling flesh, I more: of God in Christ Jesus.

5 Circumcised the eighth day, 15 Let us therefore, as many of the stock of Israel, of the as be perfect, be thus minded: tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew and if in any thing ye be othof the Hebrews; as touching erwise minded, God shall reveal the law, a Pharisee; even this unto you.

6 Concerning zeal, persecut- 16 Nevertheless, whereto we ing the church; touching the have already attained, let us righteousness which is in the walk by the same rule, let us law, blameless. mind the same thing. 7 But what things were gain 17 Brethren, be followers toto me, those I counted loss for gether of me, and mark them Christ. which walk so as ye have us for

8 Yea doubtless, and I count an ensample. all things but loss for the excel- 18 (For many walk, of whom lency of the knowledge of Christ I have told you often, and now Jesus my Lord for whom I tell you even weeping, that they have suffered the loss of all are the enemies of the cross of things, and do count them but Christ: dung, that I may win Christ,

19 Whose end is destruction, 9 And be found in him, not whose God is their belly, and

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whose glory is in their shame, things are just, whatsoever things who mind earthly things.) are pure, whatsoever things are 20 For our conversation is in lovely, whatsoever things are of heaven; from whence also we good report; if there be any virtue, look for the Saviour, the Lord and if there be any praise, think Jesus Christ : on these things.

21 Who shall change our vile 9 Those things which ye body, that it may be fashioned have both learned, and received, like unto his glorious body, ac- and heard, and seen in me, do : cording to the working whereby and the God of peace shall be he is able even to subdue all with you. things unto himself.



10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your

4 General exhortations; 10 his joy for their care of me hath flourished again; liberality toward him, and God's grace in wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. TH THEREFORE, my breth- 11 Not that I speak in reren dearly beloved and spect of want: for I have learnlonged for, my joy and crown, ed, in whatsoever state I am, so stand fast in the Lord, my therewith to be content. dearly beloved. 12 I know both how to be 2 I beseech Euodias, and be- abased, and I know how to seech Syntyche, that they be of abound: every where and in all the same mind in the Lord. things I am instructed both to

3 And I entreat thee also, be full and to be hungry, both. true yoke-fellow, help those wo-to abound and to suffer need. men which laboured with me 13 I can do all things through in the gospel, with Clement also, Christ which strengtheneth me. and with other my fellow-labourers, whose names are in the book of life.

14 Notwithstanding, ye have well done that ye did communicate with my affliction.

4 Rejoice in the Lord al- 15 Now ye Philippians, know ways: and again I say, Rejoice. also, that in the beginning of the: 5 Let your moderation be gospel, when I departed from known unto all men. The Lord Macedonia, no church commuis at hand. nicated with me as concerning 6 Be careful for nothing; but giving and receiving, but ye in every thing by prayer and only.

supplication with thanksgiving 16 For even in Thessalolet your request be made known nica ye sent once and again unto God. unto my necessity.

7 And the peace of God, 17 Not because I desire a which passeth all understanding, gift: but I desire fruit that may shall keep your hearts and minds abound to your account. through Christ Jesus. 18 But I have all,andabound:

8 Finally, brethren, whatso- I am full, having received of ever things are true, whatsoever Epaphroditus the things which things are honest, whatsoever were sent from you, an odour of

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

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

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. It was written to the Philippians from Rome, by Epaphroditus.


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 describeth the exalted nature and office of Christ. since the day we heard it, do not 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 unbrethren in Christ which are at derstanding;

Colosse: Grace be unto you, and 10 That ye might walk worpeace, 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:


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:

13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and 6 Which is come unto you, hath translated us into the kingas it is in all the world; and dom of his dear Son : bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also 14 In whom we have rein 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:

7 As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellow servant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;

15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of every creature:

16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and

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 man in all wisdom; that we may present every man per


19 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, 1 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 traces, 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:

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