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II. CORINTHIANS. spiritual power. but being absent am bold to 14 Forwe stretch not ourselves ward you:

beyond our measure, as though 2 But I beseech you, that I may we reached not unto you; for not be bold when I am present we are come as faras to you also with that contidence, where in preaching the gospel of Christ : with I think to be bold against 15 Not boasting of things withsome, which think of us as if we out our measure, that is, of othwalked according to the flesh. er men's labours; but having 3 For though we walk in the hope, when your faith is inflesh, wedonot war after the flesh: creased, that we shall be en4 (For the weapons of our war- larged by you according to our fare are not carnal, but migh- rule abundantly, ty through God to the pulling 16 To preach the gospel in the down of strong holds :)

regions beyond you, and not to 5 Casting down imaginations, boast in another man's line of and every high thing that ex. things made ready to our hand. alteth itself against the knowl 17 But he that glorieth, let him edge of God, and bringing into glory in the Lord. captivity every thought to the 18 For not he that commendobedience of Christ;

eth himself is approved, but 6 And having in a readiness to whom the Lord commendeth. revenge all disobedience, when

CHAPTER XI. your obedience is fulfilled.

Paul's vindication continued. sotto ye look on things after W bear with me a little in my

VOULD to God ye could
the outward appearance? If
any man trustto himself that he folly: and indeed bear with me.
is Christ's, let him of himself 2 For I am jealous over you
think this again, that, as he is with godly jealousy: for I have
Christ's, even soare we Christ's. espoused you to one husband,

8 For though I should boast that I may present you as &
somewhat more of our author- chaste virgin to Christ.
ity, which the Lord hath given 3 But I fear, lest by any means,
us for edification, and not for as the serpent beguiled Eve
your destruction, I should not through his subtilty, so your
be ashamed.

minds should be corrupted from
9 That I may not seem as if I the simplicity that is in Christ.
would terrify you by letters: 4 For it he that cometh preach.
10 For his letters, say they are eth another Jesus, whom we
weighty and powerful; þut his have not preached, or if ye re-
bodily presence is weak, and ceive another spirit, which ye
his speech contemptible: have not received, or another
11 Let such a one think this, gospel, which ye have not ac-
that, such as we are in word cepted, ye might well bear with
by letters when we are absent, him.
buch will we be also in deed 5 For I suppose I was not a
when we are present.

whit behind the very chiefest 12 For we dare not make our apostles. Belves of the number, or com 6 But though I be rude in pare ourselves with some that speech, yet not in knowledge; commend themselves: but they, but we have been thoroughly measuring themselves by them- made manifest among you in selves, and comparing them- all things. selves among themselves, are 7 Have committed an ofnot wise.

fence in abasing myself that yo 13 But we will not boast of might be exalted, because I things without our measure, have preached to you the gos: but according to the measure of pel of God freely ! the rule which God hath dis-8 I robbed other churches, tak. tributed to us, a measure to ing wages of them, to do you reach even unto you.


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Paul's selfdenial. II. CORINTHIANS. His sufferings. - 9 And when I was present with in labours more abundant, in you, and wanted, I was charge- stripes above measurę, in pris able to no man: for that which ons more frequent, in deaths oft. was lacking to me the brethren 24 Of the Jews five times rewhich came from Macedonia ceived I forty stripes save one. supplied: and in all things I 25 Thrice was I beaten with have kept myself from being rods, once was I stoned, thrice I burdensome unto you, and so suffered shipwreck, a night and will I keep myself.

a day I have been in the deep; 10 As the truth of Christ is in 26 In journeyings often, in me, no man shall stop me of perils of waters, in perils of this boasting in the regions of robbers, in perils by mine own Achaia.

countrymen, in perils by the 11 Wherefore ? because I love heathen, în perils in the city, you not? God knoweth. in perils in the wilderness, in

12 But what I do, that I will perils in the sea, in perils among do, that I may cut off occasion false brethren; from them which desire occa 27 In weariness and painfulsion; that wherein they glory, ness, in watchings often, in hunthey may be found even as we. ger and thirst, in fastings often, 13 For such are false apostles, in cold and nakedness. deceitful workers, transforming

28 Beside those things that are themselves into the apostles of without, that which cometh Christ.

upon me daily, the care of all 14 And no marvel; for Satan the churches. himself is transformed into an 29 Who is weak, and I am not angel of light.

weak? who is offended, and I 15 Therefore it is no great thing burn not? if his ministers also be trans 30 If I must needs glory, I will formed as the ministers of glory of the things which conrighteousness; whose end shall cern mine infirmities. be according to their works. 31 The God and Father of our 16 I say again, Let no man Lord Jesus Christ, which is think me a fool'; if otherwise, blessed for evermore, knoweth yet as a fool receive me, that I that I lie not. may boast myself a little. 32 In Damascus the governor

17 That which I speak, I speak under Aretas the king kept the it not after the Lord, but as it city of the Damascenes with : were foolishly, in this confi- garrison, desirous to apprehend dence of boasting.

me: 18 Seeing that many glory af 33 And through a window in a ter the flesh, I will glory also. basket was I let down by the

19 For ye suffer tools gladly, wall, and escaped his hands. seeing ye yourselves are wise.

CHAPTER XII. 20 For ye sufler, if a man bring Paul's visions and revelations. you into, bondage, if a man de IT is not expedient for me if a man exalt himself, if a man come to visions and revelations smite you on the face.

of the Lord. 21 I speak as concerning re 2 I knew a man in Christ above proach, as though we had been fourteen years ago, whether in weak. How beit, whereinsoever the body I cannot tell, or wheany is bold, (I speak foolishly,) ther out of the body I cannot I am bold also.

tell; God knoweth: such a one 22 Are they Hebrews ? so am I. caught up to the third heaven. Are they Israelites? so am I. 3 And I knew such a man, Are they the seed of Abraham whether in the body, or out of 80 am I.

the body, I cannot tell; God 23 Are they ministers of Clirist? knoweth: I speak as a fool,) I am more ; 4 How that he was caught up

Paril glorieth in II. CORINTHIANS. his infirmities. into paradise, and heard unI though the more abundantly I speakable words, which it is not love you, the less I he loved. lawful for a man to utter. 16 But be it so, I did not bur5 Of such a one will I glory : den you: nevertheless, being yet of myself I will not glory, crafty, I caught you with guile. but in mine infirmities.

17 Did I make a gain of you by 6 For though I would desire to any of them whom I sent unto glory, I shall not be a fool; for I you? will say the truth: but now I 18 1 desired Titus, and with forbear, lest any man should him I sent a brother. Did Titus think of me above that which make a gain of you? walked we he seeth me to be, or that he not in the same spirit ? walked heareth of me.

we not in the same steps? 7 And lest I should be exalted 19 Again, think ye that we exabove measure through the cuse ourselves unto you! we abundance of the revelations, epeak before God in Christ: there was given to me a thorn but we do all things, dearly bein the flesh, the messenger of loved, for your editying. Satan to buffet me, lest I should 20 ForI fear, lest, when I come, be exalted above measure. I shall not find you such as I 8 For this thing. I besought the would, and that I shall be found Lord thrice, that it might depart unto you such as ye would not: from me.

lest there be debates, envyings, 9 And he said unto me, My wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisgrace is sufficient for thee: for perings, swellings, tumults: my strength is made perfect in 21 And lest, when I come again, weakness. Most gladly there- my God will humble me among fore will I rather glory in my you, and that I shall bewail infirmities, that the power of many which have sinned already, Christ may rest upon me. and have not repented of the

10 Therefore I take pleasure in uncleanness and fornication infirmities, in reproaches, in and lasciviousness which they necessities, in persecutions, in have committed. distresses for Christ's sake: for

CHAPTER XIII. when I am weak, then am I Obstinate offenders threatened. strong.


'HIS is the third time I am 11 I am become a fool in glory. coming to you. In the mouth ing; ye have compelled me: for of two or three witnesses shall I ought to have been commend every word be established. ed of you: for in nothing am I 2 I told before, and foretell behind the very chiefest apos- you, as if I were present, the tles, though I be nothing. second time ; and being absent

12 Truly the signs of an apostle now I write to them which were wrought among you in all heretofore have sinned, and to patience, in signs, and wonders, all others, that, if I come again, and mighty deeds.

I will not spare : 13 For what is it wherein ye 3. Since ye seek a proof of were inferior to other churches, Christ speaking in me, which except it be that I myself was to you-ward is not weak, but is not burdensome to you? forgive mighty in you. me this wrong.

4 For though he was crucified 14 Behold, the third time I am through weakness, yet he liveth ready to come to you; and I by the power of God. For we will not be burdensome to you: also are weak in him, but we for I seek not yours, but you: shall live with him by the pow. for the children ought not to er of God toward you. lay up for the parents, but the 5 Examine yourselves, whether parents for the children.

ye be in the faith; prove your 15 And I will very gladly own selves. Know ye not your spend and be spent for you; lown belves, how that. Jesus

Paul's doctrine

not from man. Christ is in you, except ye be the Lord hath given me to edifi. reprobates ?

cation, and not to destruction. 6 But I trust that ye shall know 11 Finaily, brethren, farewell. that we are not reprobates. Be pertect, be of good comfort,

7 Now I pray to God that ye be of one mind, live in peace; do no evil; not that we should and the God of love and peace appear approved, but that ye shall be with you. should do that which is honest, 12 Greet one another with & 'though we be as reprobates. holy kiss.

8 For we can do nothing against 13 All the saints salute you. the truth, but for the truth. 14 The grace of the Lord Jesus

9 For we are glad, when we Christ, and the love of God, and are weak, and ye are strong: the communion of the Holy and this also we wish, even your Ghost, be with you all. Amen. perfection. 10 Therefore I write these i The second epistle to the Cothings being absent, lest being rinthians was written from present I should use sharpness, Philippi, a city of Macedonia, according to the power which by Titus and Lucas.

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the


that ye have received, let him Paul's apostleship.

be accursed. PAUL an apostle, not of men, 10 For do I now persuade men,

neither by nan, but by Je- or God? or do l seek to please sus Christ, and God the Fa- men? for if I yet pleased men, ther, who raised him from the I should not be the servant of dead;

Christ. 2 And all the brethren which 11 But I certify you, brethren, are with me, unto the churches that the gospel which was of Galatia :

preached of me is not after man, 3 Grace be to you, and peace, 12 For I neither received it of from God the Father and from man, neither was I taught it, but our Lord Jesus Christ,

by the revelationof Jesus Christ. 4 Who gave himself for our 13 For ye have heard of my sins, that he might deliver us conversationin time past in the from this present evil world, Jews' religion, how that beyond according to the will of God measure I persecuted the church and our Father:

of God, and wasted it: 5 To whom be glory for ever 14. And profited in the Jews' and ever. Amen.

religion above many, my equals 6 1 marvel that ye are so soon in mine own nation, being more removed from him that called exceedingly zealous of the trayou into the grace of Christ ditions of my fathers. unto another gospel :

15 But when it pleased God, 7 Which is not another; but who separated me from my there be some that trouble you, mother's womb, and called me and would pervert the gospel of by his grace, Christ.

16 To reveal his Son in me, 8 But though we, or an angel that I might preach himn among from heaven, preach any other the heathen; immediately Icon gospel unto you than that which ferred not with flesh and blood : we have preached unto you, let 17 Neither went I up to Jeruhim be accursed.

salem to them which were 9 As we said before, so say 1 apostles before me; but I went now again, If any man preach into Arabia, and returned again any other gospel unto you than, unto Damascus.

Paul relateth

GALATIANS. Peter's dissimulation. - 18 Then after three years I 8 (For he that wrought effecwent up to Jerusalem to see tually in Peter to the apostlePeter, and abode with him fif- ship of the circumcision, the teen days.

same was mighty in me toward 19 But other of the apostles the Gentiles ;) Baw I none, save James the 9 And when James, Cephas, Lord's brother.

and John, who seemed to be 20. Now the things which I pillars, perceived the grace that write unto you, behold, before was given unto me, they gave God, I lie not.

to me and Barnabas the right 21 Afterwards I came into the hands of fellowship; that we regions of Syria and Cilicia; should go unto the heathen, and 23 And was unknown by face they unto the circumcision. unto the churches of Judea 10 Only they would that we which were in Christ:

should remember the poor; the 23 But they had heard only, same which I also was forward That he which persecuted us to do. in times past now preacheth 11 But when Peter was come the faith which once he de- to Antioch, I withstood him to stroyed.

the face, because he was to be 24 And they glorified God in blamed. me.

12 For before that certain CHAPTER II.

came from James, he did eat Peter's dissimulation.

with the Gentiles: but when THEN fourteen years after I they were come, he withdrew

went up again to Jerusalem and separated himself, fearing with Barnabas, and took Titus them which were of the cirwith me also.

cumcision. 2 And I went up by revelation, 13 And the other Jews dissemand communicated unto them bled likewise with him; insothat gospel which 1preach much that Barnabas also was among the Gentiles, but pri- carried away with their dissimvately to them which were of ulation. reputation, lest by any means 14 But when I saw that they I should run, or had run, in vain. walked not uprightly according

3 But neither Titus, who was to the truth of the gospel, I said with me, being a Greek, was unto Peter betore them all, If compelled to be circumcised : thou, being a Jew, livest after 4 And that because of false the manner of Gentiles, and brethren unawares brought in, not as do the Jews, why comwho came in privily to spy out pellest thou the

Gentiles to live our liberty which we have in as do the Jews ? Christ Jesus, that they might 15 We who are Jews by nabring us into bondage :

ture, and not sinners of the 5 To whom we gave place by Gentiles, subjection, no, not for an hour; 16 Knowing that a man is not that the truth of the gospel justified by the works of the law, might continue with you. but by the faith of Jesus Christ, 6 But of those who seemed to even we have believed in Jesus be somewhat, whatsoever they Christ, that we might be justi. were,

it maketh no matter to fied by the faith of Christ, and me; God accepteth no man's not by the works of the law: person: for they who seemed for by the works of the law to be somewohat in conference shall no flesh be justified. added nothing to me:

17 But if, while we seek to be 7 But contrariwise, when they justified by Christ, we ourselves Baw that the gospel of the un- also are found sinners, is there. circumcision was committed fore Christ the minister of sin? unto me, as the gospel of the God forbid. circumcision was unto Peter; 18 For if I build again the

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