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ing every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: 29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.


7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

1 He still exhorteth them to be constant in Christ, 8 to beware of philosophy, and vain traditions, 18 worshipping of angels, 20 and legal ceremonies, which are ended in Christ. OR I would that ye knew what great conflict I have 10 And ye are complete in for you, and for them at La-him, which is the head of all odicea, and for as many as principality and power: have not seen my face in the flesh;

11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in

2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit to-putting off the body of the

gether in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.

5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, 80 walk ye in him:

sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

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

15 And having spoiled prin

cipalities and powers, he


made a shew of them openly, 1 He sheweth where we should seek

triumphing over them in it. 16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in

Christ. 5 He exhorteth to mortificalion, 10 to put off the old man, and to put on Christ, 12 exhorting to charity, humility, and other several duties.

F ve then be risen with

drink, or in respect of a holy-christ, seek those things

of the sabbath days:

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

18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

19 And not holding the Head, from which all the 5 Mortify therefore your body by joints and bands members which are upon the having nourishment minis-earth; fornication, uncleantered, and knit together, in-ness, inordinate affection, creaseth with the increase of evil concupiscence, and cov


20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, 21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not;

etousness, which is idolatry: 6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

7 In the which ye also walked sometime, when ye lived in them.

8 But now ye also put off all 22 Which all are to perish these; anger, wrath, malice, with the using ;) after the blasphemy, filthy communiand doc-cation doc- cation out of your mouth. 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

commandments trines of men?

23 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will-worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.

10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

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

11 Where there is neither rents in all things: for this Greek nor Jew, circumcision is well pleasing unto the nor uncircumcision, Barba- Lord. rian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. 12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kind-things your masters accordness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

20 Children, obey your pa

22 Servants, obey in all

ing to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:

23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.


1 He exhorteth them to be fervent in prayer, 5 to walk wisely toward them that are not yet come to the true knowledge of Christ. 10 He saluteth them, and wisheth them all prosperity.

MASTERS, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

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

5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every



12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

13 For I bear him record, 7 All my state shall Tychi- that he hath a great zeal for cus declare unto you, who is you, and them that are in a beloved brother, and a faith-Laodicea, and them in Hieful minister and fellow serv- rapolis. ant in the Lord:

8 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts; 9 With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done here.

10 Aristarchus my fellow prisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;)

14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you. 15 Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.

16 And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.

17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it. 18 The salutation by the

ber my bonds. Grace be with

11 And Jesus, which is call-hand of me Paul. Rememed Justus, who are of the circumcision. These only you. Amen. are my fellow workers unto the kingdom of God, which


Written from Rome to the Colossians by

Tychicus and Onesimus.




1 The Thessalonians are given to understand both how mindful of them Saint Paul was at all times in thanksgiving, and prayer: 5 and also how well he was persuaded of the truth and sincerity of their faith, and conversion to God.

much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.

8 For from you sounded out AUL, and Silvanus, and the word of the Lord not onTimotheus, unto the ly in Macedonia and Achaia, church of the Thessalonians but also in every place your which is in God the Fa-faith to God-ward is spread ther, and in the Lord Je-abroad; so that we need not sus Christ: Grace be unto to speak any thing. you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our pray


3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

4 Knowing, brethren belov-1 ed, your election of God.

5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the

9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;

10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.


In what manner the gospel was

brought and preached to the Thessalonians, and in what sort also they received it. 18 A reason is rendered both why Saint Paul was so long absent from them, and also why he was so desirous to see them.

Holy Ghost, and in much FOR

assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

OR yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:

6 And ye became followers 2 But even after that we had of us, and of the Lord, hav-suffered before, and were ing received the word in shamefully entreated, as ye

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