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to the which also ye are the wrong which he hath called in one body; and done: and there is no be ye thankful.

respect of persons. 16 Let the word of Christ

CHAPTER IV. dwell in you richly in all 1 He exhorleth them to be fervent wisdom; teaching and ad- in prayer, 5 to tealk wisely tomonishing one another in ward them that are not yet como

to the true knowledge of Christ. psalms and hymns and 10 e saluteth them, and wishspiritual songs, singing

eth them all prosperity. with face in your hearts MASTERS,

give anko to Lord.

that 17 And whatsoever ye which is just and equal; do in word or deed, do all knowing that ye also have in the name of the Lord a Master in heaven. Jesus, giving thanks to 2 Continue in prayer, God and the Father by and watch in the same him.

with thanksgiving ; 18 Wives, submit your- 3 Withal praying also for selves unto your own hus- us, that God would open bands, as it is fit in the unto us a door of utterLord.

ance, to speak the mys19 Husbands, love your tery of Christ, for which wives, and be not bitter I am also in bonds : against them.

4 That I may make it 20 Children, ohey your manifest, as I ought to parents in all things: for speak. this is well pleasing unto 5 Walk in wisdom toward the Lord.

them that are without, re21 Fathers, provoke not deerning the time. your children to anger, 6 Let your speech : be lest they be discouraged. alway with grace, sea22 Servants, obey in all soned with salt, that ye things your masters ac- may know how ye ought cording to the flesh; not to answer every man. with eyeservice, as men- 7 All my state shall Typleasers; but in singleness chicus declare unto you, of heart, fearing God: who is a beloved brother,

23 And whatsoever ye and a faithful minister do, do it heartily, as to and fellowservant in the thé Lord, and not unto Lord : men;

8. Whom I have sent un24 Knowing that of the to you for the same purLord ye shall receive the pose, that he might know reward of the inheritance: your estate, and comfort for yo serve the Lord your hearts; Christ.

9 With Onesimus, 8 25 But he that doeth faithful and beloved browrong shall receive for ther, who is one of you.

They shall make known that are in Laodicea, and unto you all things which them in Hierapolis. are done here.

14 Luke, the beloved phy10 Aristarchus my fel- sician, and Demas, greet lowprisoner saluteth you, you. and Marcus, sister's son 15 Salute the brethren to Barnabas, (touching which are in Laodicea, and whom ye received com- Nymphas, and the church mandments: if he come which is in his house. unto you, receive him ;) 16 And when this epi

11 And Jesus, which is stle is read among you, called Justus, who are of cause that it be read althe circumcision. These so in the church of the only are my fellowwork. Laodiceans; and that ye ers unto the kingdom of likewise read the epistle God, which have been a from Laodicea. comfort unto me.

17 And say to Archip12 Epaphras, who is pus, Take heed to the one of you, a servant of ministry which thou hnst Christ, saluteth you, al- received in the Lord, that ways labouring fervently thou fulfil it. for you in prayers, that 18 The salutation by the ye may stand perfect and hand of me Paul. Recomplete in all the will member my bonds. Grace of God.

be with you. Amen. 13 For I bear him re

Written from Rome to the cord, that he hath a great Colossians by Tychicus and zeal' for you, and them Onesimus.

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CHAPTER I.

6 And ye became follow1 The Thessalonians are given to ers of us, and of the Lord, understand both how mindful of them Saint Paul was at all times having received the word in thanksgiving, and prayer: 5 in much affliction, with and also horo well he was pero joy of the Holy Ghost : suaded of the truth and sincerity of their faith, and conversion

7 So that ye were ento God.

samples to all that beTimotheus, unto Achaia. the church of the Thes- 8 For from yon soundsalonians which is in God ed out the word of the the Father and in the Lord not only in MaceLord Jesus Christ : Grace donia and Achaia, but be unto you, and peace, also in every place your from God our Father, and faith to God-ward is spread the Lord Jesus Christ. abroad; so that we need

2 We give thanks to not to speak any thing: God always for you all, 9 For they themselves making mention of you shew of us what manner in our prayers;

of entering in

we had 3 Remembering without unto you, and how ye ceasing your work of faith, turned to God from idols and labour of love, and to serve the living and patience of hope in our true God; Lord Jesus Christ, in the 10 And to wait for his sight of God and our Fa- Son from heaven, whom ther;

he raised from the dead, 4 Knowing, brethren even Jesus, which delibeloved, your election of vered us from the wrath God.

to come. 5 For our gospel came

CHAPTER II. not unto you in word

1 In what manner the gospel toas only, but also in power,

brought and preached to the and in the Holy Ghost, Thessalonians, and in what sort and in much assurance;

also they received it. 18 A rea

son is rendered both why Saint as ye know what manner Paul was so long absent from of men wo were among them, and also why he was 80 you for your sake.

desirous to see them.

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TOR yourselves, bre- any of you, we preached

thren, know our en- unto you the gospel of trance in unto you, that God. it was not in vain :

10 Ye are witnesses, and 2 But even after that we God also, how holily and had suffered before, and justly and unblameably were shamefully entreat- we behaved ourselves an ed, as ye know, at Phi- mong you that believe: lippi, we were bold in our 11 As ye know how we God to speak unto you the exhorted and comforted gospel of God with much and charged every one of contention.

you, as a father doth his 3 For our exhortation children, was not of deceit, nor of 12 That ye would walk uncleanness, nor in guile: worthy of God, who hath

4 But as we were al- called you unto his kinglowed of God to be put dom and glory. in trust with the gospel, 13 For this cause also even so we speak; not as thank we God without pleasing, men, but God, ceasing, because, when ye which trieth our hearts. received the word of God

5 For neither at any which ye heard of us, ye time used we flattering received it not as the word words, as ye know, nor of men, but as it is in a cloke of covetousness; truth, the word of God, God is witness :

which effectually worketh 6 Nor of men sought also in you that believe. we glory, neither of you, 14 For ye, brethren, nor yet of others, when became followers of the we might have been bur- churches of God which densome, as the apostles in Judæa are in Christ of Christ.

Jesus: for ye also have 7 But we were gentle suffered like things of among you, even as a your

countrymen, nurse cherisheth her chil- even as they have of the dren:

Jews: 8 So being affectionately 15 Who both killed the desirous of you, we were Lord Jesus, and their own willing to have imparted prophets, and have perseunto you, not the gospel cuted us; and they please of God only, but also our not God, and are contrary own souls, because ye to all men: were dear unto us.

16 Forbidding us to speak

bre- to the Gentiles that they thren, our labour vail : for labouring night their sins alway: for the and day, because we would wrath is come upon them not be chargeable unto I to the uttermost.

own

9 For ye remembera tra- might be saved, to fill the

17 But we, brethren, it came to pass, and ye being taken from you for know. a short time in presence,

5 For this cause, when not in heart, endeavoured I could no longer forthe more abundantly to bear, I sent to know your see your face with great faith, lest by some means desire.

the tempter have tempt18 Wherefore we woulded you, and our labour have come unto you, even be in vain. I Panl, once and again; 6 But now when Timobut Satan hindered us. theus came from you un

19 For what is our hope, to us, and brought us or. joy, or crown of re- good tidings of your faith joicing? Are not even ye and charity, and that ye in the presence of our have good remembrance of Lord Jesus Christ at his us always, desiring greatcoming ?

ly to see us, as we also to 20 For ye are our glory see you : and joy.

7 Therefore, brethren, we CHAPTER III.

were comforted over you 1 Saint Paul testifieth his great

in all our affliction and love to the Thessalonians, partly distress by your faith : by sending Timothy unto them 8 For now we live, if ye to strengthen and comfort them: partly by rejoicing in their well stand fast in the Lord. doing: 10 and partly by praying

9 For what thanks can for them, and desiring a safe we render to God again coming unto them.

for you, for all the joy HEREFORE when wherewith we joy for your forbear, we thought it 10 Night and day praygood to be left at Athens ing exceedingly that we alone;

might see your face, and 2 And sent Timotheus, might perfect that which our brother, and minister is lacking in your faith? of God, and our fellow- 11 Now God himself and labourer in the gospel of our Father, and our Lord Christ, to establish you, Jesus Christ, direct our and to comfort you con- way unto you. cerning your faith :

12 And the Lord make 3 That no man should you to increase and abound be moved by these af- in love one toward anflictions: for yourselves other, and toward all men, know that we are ap- even as we do toward you: pointed thereunto.

13 To the end he may 4 For verily, when we stablish your hearts unwere with you, we told blameable in holiness beyou before that we should fore God, even our Fasuffer tribulation; even as ther, at the coming of our

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